I started working with Web technologies when I was at school. The village magazine, The Marlpit was advertising for somebody to assist the current Webmaster in the task of updating the Web version of the village magazine. This site was written in Classic ASP, and was my first experience of HTML and CSS.
I was given a sub-domain of the village magazine’s website to play with, and my first Website (written in Classic ASP) was born.
As time went on, I spent more time working with more advanced coding, such as working with databases. In 2004, whilst still a student, Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham (formerly a grammar school who’s alumni include Admiral Lord Nelson and Sir Stephen Fry) I was asked by one of my teacher who also managed the college’s information system whether I may take a look to develop some suggested improvements. Again, this was written in Classic ASP, with Microsoft SQL Server running the database. This is where I became most familiar with working with database systems.
Having graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Computing Sciences, I registered as self-employed under the name of IT Consultancy Services. I was offering Web-development alongside IT support.
Now specialising in PHP and WordPress development, I am currently a Web Developer at Granite5 Limited, based near Cambridge.