A Little On Me

In my diverse work as a technologist over the past 6 years, I am lucky to have been a part of what Wired magazine calls "the third wave of computing", finding inspiration and opportunity in the evolution of technologies. In particular, I believe the Internet of Things and Wearables offer a great deal of opportunity to individuals and businesses all over the world and I am committed to continue developing and adapting my skills within this rapidly expanding environment.

I made time to experiment with devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, learning to integrate digital and real worlds and create innovative and rewarding work. This gave me the knowledge and experience necessary for the role of Creative Technologist, where I am better able to utilise my understanding of front and back end technologies to blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds.

I am hugely passionate about technology and its potential implementations in every aspect of modern day life. While others may complain of information overload, I am excited by the new doors being continuously opened in this fast paced industry.

Mad Skillz

LANGUAGES

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • C
  • Bash

FRAMEWORKS

  • NodeJS
  • PhoneGap
  • AngularJS
  • Handlebars
  • BackBone
  • jQuery
  • MongoDB
  • SASS
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi

TOOLS

  • SVN / GIT / Mercurial
  • Grunt / Gulp
  • Bower
  • Yeoman
  • Karma
  • Protractor

OTHER

  • Basic electronics
  • Adobe CS

Where've I Been

WorkAngel

WORK ANGEL: FREELANCE FULL STACK DEVELOPER - SEPT '14 - MARCH '15

Working with AngularJS and building on a MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, NodeJS) stack I worked alongside a hugely talented development team in a promising startup. Using professional working practises, such as CI (Continuous Integration) and TDD (Test Driven Development), as well as working with an Agile workflow, I spent a period of my time working as a Team Lead. I communicated the needs of the team to the business, deriving estimates and technical requirements for features and managing sprint goals.

Analog Folk

ANALOG FOLK: FREELANCE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST - JULY - SEPT '14

I worked predominantly as a front end developer, creating an interactive magazine for Dulux (Let's Colour Magazine) and a HTML5 presentations for HSBC. Handlebars, SASS, Grunt, GIT and jQuery were the main tools used with SCUM for projects with short deadlines.

Burberry

BURBERRY: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST - AUG '13 - JULY '14

Thanks to my experiences with Raspberry Pi and Arduino and my background in web and app development I was brought into the Innovations team at Burberry. The role involved researching key concepts and developing prototypes using electronics such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi to be passed on to potential new partners for development hardware and software, I have established relationships with numerous key players in the tech industry.

Collective London

COLLECTIVE LONDON: DEVELOPER - AUG '12 - JUL '13

I greatly developed my skills and understanding of Zend Framework, Concrete5 and Bash scripting and developed projects with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, I also improved my skills at Python and basic C.

As well as developing a number of content manageable websites, server administration and the development of several Facebook apps, I then took on new responsibilities developing the innovations team for the company. With the aim of driving engagement with their brands, I utilised tools such as 3D printing, Raspberry Pi and Arduino to create a number of prototypes, concepts and campaigns.

A key role was being responsible for the development of The Buggle, an app and a piece of hardware that allows users to listen to live music playing in venues around Shoreditch.

AKA UK

AKA PROMOTIONS: DEVELOPER - DEC '10 - JUL '12

The digital department at AKA was in its infancy when I started. I was influential in the integration of processes that would be more useful and efficient including simple changes such as migrating domains to a single provider, to larger projects such as the documentation of the large number of websites managed by the company.

I made a number of recommendations identifying cost savings migrating to new hosting and newsletters providers, utilising version control and standardising the teams development process. I also implemented a 'white label' approach to development with the use of WordPress plugins and themes, allowing the team to maintain 40 sites more easily.

NHS Hampshire

NHS HAMPSHIRE: DEVELOPER - SEPT '09 - '10

Having joined a team of 4, I soon became the only backend developer supporting 10 large sites. My skills in PHP and OOP (Object Oriented Programming) developed a great deal. I built a substantial understanding of Joomla, Linux, and Zend Server CE. In addition to technical growth, skills learned in best practices and processes have been hugely influential in later career.

Stuff I've Worked On

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