I fell arse-over-tit in to coding.
As it turns out, I love it.
And I'm bloody good at it, too.
I'm an Umbraco expert. I've built websites for some of the world's largest brands, for small businesses, for friends, for fun (there really isn't anything else to do around here).
I'm involved in all stages of projects from conceptualisation to delivery.
Fueled by carbohydrates, I build Umbraco sites for national and multinational corporations.
I contribute thoughts, ideas, suggestions and implement them in a DevOps culture.
I improve working processes by working with Developers and Producers to apply new ideas.
I share knowledge with, and teach younger members of the team. I'm the Morpheus to their Neo.
I maintain and manage IIS servers.
I work directly with our clients to solve issues.
I hunt ghosts.
I built rapport with clients from companies such as KPMG, Hitachi Capital, Castrol, AXA. I helped them scope, manage and deliver their projects on time and in budget.
I was involved with projects from concept to delivery and beyond. Like Buzz Lightyear's dorky brother.
I delivered projects using an Agile approach.
I lead training courses for clients.
I worked with less senior members of the team to upskill and improve them.
I managed the wellbeing and development of those in my team.
I built things with Umbraco, WordPress, Drupal, Laravel.
I researched and implemented improvements to working processes.
I earnt a promotion to a senior position.
I forged strong working relationships with developers, client services, designers, copywriters.
I developed a custom-built CMS, used to power client websites.
I worked closely with clients to produce well-tested, functional websites.
I improved SEO performance.
I ran MailChimp campaigns.
She's a wise woman but I'm not worried. I work with people I've never met to improve the tools we use every day, to help them solve coding issues, to collectively solve problems. It's how I got started, after all. It's a bit like that ♪ Circle of Life ♪ thing in The Lion King. Fewer teeth, a bit less death.
I've contributed security fixes and improvements to both Umbraco 7 and Umbraco 8.
Being chubby in winter is known to save money on heating bills.
I've walked up the side of thirteen Munros, which means I've only got 269 to go.
As I Lay Dying
I'm father to a wonderful, beautiful, talented ginger and white cat named Tuna.
Except cheese. I know, I'm sorry.
Some things that I now own; a handmade beard comb, beard soap, beard balm, mustache wax. I'm only a little ashamed.
Some things people have said about my music taste; "eclectic", "weird", "good", "is that the cookie monster?".