From a young age I decided to start learning HTML, CSS and the basics of PHP to start building my own websites. I taught myself from online tutorials and studying sources of existing websites and had loads of fun even creating an extremely basic page! Eventually I created my first completed website in 2009; a small gaming news website named "Pure Gamers" which featured basic MySQL PHP connections allowing me and my friends to make news posts from our own accounts.
I loved working on this project and constantly worked on improving the site in my free time adding pagination, new security techniques and better database management. In 2013 I re-created Pure Gamers whilst also learning PHP 5 and researching a lot of new security techniques. This re-created site is available here! I gained a lot of valuable knowledge from this project and presented it to i6 Media in February 2013 with my job application where I was accepted!
Since February 2013 I've been employed with i6 Media LTD; I was hired as a PHP web developer for their various online flash gaming sites and have been given tasks such as re-writing entire sites, creating new websites and writing scripts to automate tasks they used to do daily such as a crawler I wrote to grab latest games from other flash games sites. I've gained a lot of experience working with them and learnt a lot of new programming skills and techniques whilst having loads of fun working on projects.
My portfolio is currently slightly outdated missing information about the new PHP techniques I have learnt as well as examples of my latest work. I also need to present my Unity experience better with examples as well as presenting the games I have worked on at i6 Media. If you are interested in getting in contact with me for more information about my latest projects and would like some more examples of my work please feel free to contact me either using the form at the bottom of the site or via email.
|CSS 3||MySQL & MSSQL|
|Adobe Flash (Actionscript 3)||Adobe Dreamweaver & Notepad++|
Information and Communication Technology (Level 2)
EDI Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration (Organisations and People)
|Applied Business Double Award: A & B||Mathematics: B|
|English: C||English Literature: B|
|Product Design: B||Graphic Products: B|
|Chemistry: B||Biology: C|
Attended the School of Engineering Aimhigher Summer School
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (QCF): DISTINCTION* DISTINCTION
|Communication and Employability Skills for IT||Computer Systems|
|Computing Networks||Communication Technologies|
|Event Driven Programming||Database Design|
|Client Side Customisation of Web Pages||Website Production|
|Digital Graphics||Spreadsheet Modelling|
NCFE Entry Level Award in Exploring Occupational Studies (Entry 3) NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Interactive Media Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics (Entry 3)
I was given the opportunity to work in a real web development environment and was given some tasks to improve the current Durham County website. I was also brought to some meetings and shown some development techniques.
I gained a lot of experience from this as I did so many activities such as building some Dell computers and installing an operating system from the servers then traveling to various locations around Durham such as a Foster Home and a small office building where we setup the computers and linked them in a network. I was also shown how the servers at the Durham County Council were linked around the entire building and helped the tech staff dealing with reported computing faults around the building replacing staff computer parts or just to fix general tech issues.
In the offices of the Durham University Anthropology Department I was given clerical work such as typing emails, writing and delivering letters to the student mailboxes and setting calendar events on the network. I also helped some students with information over the desk who asked for directions or who needed something from the office.
I worked in the offices of ABC Scaffolding and was shown how to manage data entry into their Oracle database as well as how they handle invoices. I was also asked to create a form which the business could use to assess safety in the workplace in Microsoft Word.
I worked on the shop floor restocking and facing up the store front, I also had to assist customers with finding products or remove any out of date or broken products from the shelves. At the end of the experience I was asked to prepare a presentation to present to the staff showing how the business could save money and create a larger profit margin.