Software experience and services

Coding

Extensive experience in C, Perl, Python and Javascript (8+ years). I've recently begun playing around with Go (1+ year). As well as HTML5 and CSS3.

Performance

Eliminating bottlenecks in most parts of the stack — from libevent, to reverse proxies, caching servers, optimised SQL, CDN's all up to CSS sprites.

Lifecycle

Including project leadership, generating specifications, requirements and timeframes, managing other suppliers, clear reporting.

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Previous Work

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Developer

Worked in a small team to deliver a fully comprehensive virtual learning environment solution.

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Developer

Worked in a small team and ensured the backend systems could handle rising traffic from their popular iphone app.

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Screenshot of TravelLocal.co.uk

Lead Developer

Travel Local allows customers to book their holidays with local and trusted travel companies throughout Asia.

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Screenshot of BullionByPost.co.uk

Lead Developer

Within three years, BullionByPost.co.uk has become the single largest retailer for investment metals in the UK. Via some very demanding projects almost from the day they started, I’ve helped them get there.

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Screenshot of DiscountVouchers.co.uk

Lead Developer

This started off as a WordPress blog with fewer than a thousand hits a day. Acting as Lead Developer, after 18 months, we had over 50,000 unique visitors a day and three million subscribers. It’s now the second largest discount voucher website in the UK by visitor numbers.

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Screenshot of Active-High.co.uk

Lead Developer / Owner

Now defunct. This used to be a niche press release web site for technology start up companies.

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