Aiight? I see you've stumbled across my slice of the web. I knocked this up in the space of a morning as my old site was a little erm... dated. So please forgive any issues or oversights with the functionality, unless of course you're using a browser thats over a decade old, in which case this site and most of the internet probably sucks for you.
So a little more about me, I'm a fairly recent graduate of Software Engineering, if two years can be considered recent? Ok I'm actually a not so recent graduate of De Montfort University in Leicester. I had a great time and learnt a lot about Software Engineering right from the basics of Computer Science through to methodologies for delivering software systems.
Whilst at university I was fortunate enough to undertake a placement year in industry which gave me a great insight into the way a real software house operates. I worked for a great company in the East Midlands called Exel, who produced and maintain an Enterprise Management System. Seriously this thing (EFACS E/8 to give it its full name) handled everything from payroll and stock levels, to bills of materials for manufacture, field service agent planning and tracking, goods inbound and outbound, purchasing and invoicing and a whole heap more. I worked primarily on resolving support tickets and delivering small pieces of custom functionality. This position gave me an opportunity to learn not only how to talk to computers (read as code in Java) but how to talk to less than technical clients about them and the nature of the problems there were facing.
I'm often working on various proofs of concepts, trying out new technologies and tools. At the moment I'm trying to focus on improving my front end development skills using tools such as git, grunt and sass / less to create streamlined workflows. I'm also working on picking up some python and some ruby skills, as I've not used them too much before outside of university projects.
I've been working on an API driven diretory service for listing organisations and businesses in Leicester, which hopefully will be completed sometime before the summer is over.