When I was younger I wanted to be a writer ✍. I enjoyed writing stories and poems, more so in primary school where I was also a runner-up in a "Reading Maze" competition that took place at my local library. I was painfully shy throughout school until college where I started coming out of my shell 🐚. This was when I had my first taste of programming on a "Software Development" (National Diploma) course. I had planned on going to university but decided against it near the UCAS application deadline - I was off sick for about 5 weeks (Nov - Dec) in my second (and last) year due to a fairground incident where my collar bone was badly broken 🤒. I now have a metal plate in my right shoulder. What felt like against all odds, I managed to catch-up on some work in my time off, complete the course with a DMM and then decided to go for university. I got into my first choice at Huddersfield. I studied BSc (Hons) Computing for 4 years which included a placement year as a Software Developer. In 2015 I graduated with a 2:2 and have been in developer roles since 🤘.
I'm a Software Engineer at Smoothwall and passionate about development, data analysis (yay for spreadsheets!), dark crime and horror films 👻. I'm usually very active outside of work with mainly self-development, volunteering and side projects. I started blogging on DEV and after 2 or 3 years decided I wanted to publish my own posts easily on my portfolio site. Hence an introduction to this lovely new site, hey there 😊.
Watch this space! 🚀