About Me

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic web developer who enjoys all aspects of the challenges presented by web development. I enjoy collaborating on projects and the exchange of knowledge and ideas. I like to think of myself as an "all-rounder" when it comes to web development as I have a good understanding of computer hardware, various server and desktop environments, systems administration along side strong web development skills. I was born and raised in the in the costal town of Dover, home to the busiest port in Europe, where I currently reside.

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I studied at Canterbury Christ Church University for a Higher National Diploma in Software Engineering. On completion of the diploma course I studied at the University of Kent attaining a degree in Computer Science. One element of the degree course was a yearlong industrial placement. I was lucky enough to be one of fifteen students selected from around two hundred applicants for an internship with Sun Microsystems at their Broomfield, Colorado Campus in the US.

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Whilst working for Sun Microsystems I was a key developer on the new unified search feature for their main site we which was know within our team as "Onesearch". I was also the lead developer on web based document publishing tool which was used internally by the hardware technical writers to publish their documents to the docs.sun.com document repository.

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On graduation from university I joined a small company based in Ashford, Kent called SEM Solutions Limited as a web developer. During my time at SEM Solutions I worked on some 60 web based projects. The projects were mostly eCommerce in their nature and were PHP, Java or Python based. I worked my way up the company ladder to the role of Techical Director. Whilst in the role of Technical Director, I and the Managing Director Simon Mohr were the architects of SEM Solutions' Site Migration service. The service was so successful that it lead to SEM Solutions being awarded Rackspace's Partner of the Year Award for 2008 and 2009.