I have always been interested in computers - even since the days of 266Mhz Pentiums and 2MB of RAM. I first got interested in programming when I began playing around with a free CD from a PC game magazine. Having understood the fundamentals on DarkBasic I graduated to Visual Basic and then onto the web languages - finding acquisition of new constructs and languages progressively easier as time went on.
Even before my professional software development took off I appeared to be getting a lot of things right - I was offered a university scholarship by a company I had worked for to study computer science and return to work for them afterwards. I didn't take up the offer - preferring to study medicine (graduating from Newcastle Medical School in 2013), but always hoped I would one day be able to marry a medical career with something tech-based.
After freelancing in university for some extra pocket-money, I co-founded Medisense Medical Education in 2015. I had been asked to join in a technical capacity and jumped at the opportunity! We initially started with a website, followed by a further website and then onto mobile apps and bigger online packages. As the sole software developer I have responsibility for the entire stack - from server maintenance to front-end UI, whilst rolling-in as much exciting new concepts as possible.
Today I run four separate Medisense websites and two multi-platform mobile apps, comprising more than 250,000 lines of custom code. I have built professional websites for a handful of small businesses and charities and manage the server and backup infrastructure for all the projects.
Regular Frameworks: SymphonyCMS, Wordpress, Bootstrap, RequireJS, JQuery.