Since graduating from university in 2006, I jumped straight in at the deep end and became a
self employed web developer. I was lucky enough to work on some exciting projects with a
variety of local businesses based in Solihull & Birmingham, ranging from the private sector, to schools and the
NHS. My passion with e-commerce gravitated me towards retail, and I wrote my own e-commerce
I primarily work in a
LAMP environment however more recently have taken on some
JS projects. I am a big fan of open-source frameworks and have experience with:
Wordpress- although I am known to occasionally moan about this one!
My skill set is not just limited to the backend I have also taken on more front-end web
developer tasks creating user interfaces and some really nice, scalable web applications
I am a full stack web developer based in Solihull. I have over ten years experience building websites and have a passion for web standards. I develop clean, accessible and modular web applications and a have solid understanding of web software architecture (REST, MVC, OOP).
I love my holidays, and over the years I have been lucky enough to visit some amazing countries around the globe.
There are not many exciting images that go with web development blog posts, so you’ll probably notice that all my posts have an image I have taken on my travels with my DSLR.
Fun web developer facts
Years web development experience
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe & North America
Avg Hours on Court/Week
Tennis - It’s a love thing.
Healthy heart days!
Days since my heart transplant
If I am not working you’ll probably find me on a tennis court somewhere.
I play in local leagues around the Midlands and I have represented Team GB at the World Transplant Games in Australia, Sweden and South Africa winning a few medals along the way.
I occasionally blog about tennis, so you might find some tennis posts/rants mixed in with the web development ones.
Web Development Education
Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) Computing & Information Systems
Solihull Sixth Form College
3 A Levels & 1 AS Level
One interesting fact about me...
A bit cliche I know but some people find it interesting and I like to mention it as it helps to raise awareness for organ donation in the UK.
In March of 2004 I had a heart transplant at the QE hospital in Birmingham. I was 19 and suffering from a hereditary heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy , which affected the majority of my family.
I am here today thanks to a brave donor family making the right decision during a very difficult time of their lives. There is still a donor shortage in the UK and others, like my brother were not as lucky as me. Please consider signing up to the organ donation register.