I'm currently 24, I've got a 1 year old daughter and she is my passion for success. I've always been a well driven individual and always aimed for the highest possible standard in my work. Since I was young I've always been good with technology and when I reached secondary school I was immediately enrolled in Intermediate 2 computing where I started developing. I didn't always plan on being a developer, I initially wanted to be a pyrotechnician and having went through some problems and missing some chemistry work at school I then went to my fallback of computing. I went through a stage of wanting to be a games developer / creator to which I then discovered I found more drive towards the development side when I realised I wasn't very creative in the respect of coming up with stuff from scratch. This then lead me to get a diploma in Software Engineering and ultimately shaped me into the roles I've worked, having both a Higher National Certificate and a Diploma I've got a vast knowledge around the entirety of computing. When I was around 14-17 I spent a lot of time playing games and along the way I learned a good amount of knowledge in software such as: Cinema 4D, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and also dabbled with other 3D software such as Autodesk 3DS Max. I'm currently living and working in Central Scotland, you can see a more specific location over on the contact page as to what area I'm from.
I currently work for a company called Pulsant, my role in the company is a PHP Systems Developer. What this entails is adding, maintaining and updating the company's internal software. Working back with core PHP, no frameworks and just a codebase that has grown over the years that I intend on improving where fit. I've already pushed at some tooling and dependencies that improve usage and codeability within the application. With several API's and multiple databases it's a mammoth of an application that with time will become my second home! We use GitHub for code reviewing, and version control as well as using CircleCI for continuos deployment. We use docker containers for development on virtual machines hosted within our private network.