I am a Web Developer currently working for a Design Agency in Nottingham. I have had a keen interest in computers from a fairly young age, which led me to study for a BSc Hons in Computing Science. During my time at University I dabbled to some degree with Visual Basic, C#, Java and C. After finishing my studies I took a job outside of computing, mainly due the frustrations of companies looking for experience even for junior positions. Several years later, due to a down turn in the economy I turned my eye once again towards development. Fancying a new challenge I started to teach myself some basic PHP and took to forums attempting to answer others questions in an effort to improve my knowledge. Fast forward to today and not a lot has changed (except the sites I’m answering questions on).
At work I predominantly do back-end PHP development within the Magento platform, but I’ve also worked with our in-house CMS built from the Kohana framework along with some Symfony 2 projects. Though I generally work on back-end projects, from time to time I’m called on to perform most aspects of web-development, whether it be applying CSS styles or improve UX with JS.