PHP MySQL & these & the below
My full-time role at Comic Relief is mostly focused on Giving Pages. I work on the ongoing transition of these to microservices, and intelligent front-end journeys built with React and reusable components.
I've worked on our move to Cloud Foundry and 12-factor apps that are run with Docker during development, used Terraform to manage supporting AWS services, and helped configure new Concourse CI pipelines for several projects.
We recently launched year-round Giving Pages, allowing fundraisers to collect sponsorship at any time on a convenient platform, without losing any portion of donations to third-party fees. The system's designed to let us more quickly add support for specific campaigns like Sport Relief 2018 too.
I've also worked on a new shared Payment service, leveraging Omnipay to support multiple payment service providers, while offering a common interface we can share across Comic Relief sites that need to take payments. I've also contributed to a new open source Omnipay adapter for Worldpay's Hosted Corporate Gateway, which allows us to process donations reliably at higher volumes.
Part of cross-functional agile team
Cloud Foundry PHP Slim Behat MySQL React HTML CSS RabbitMQ Solr
When.fm is a mobile app for planning what to see at a music festival. It uses hybrid technologies to leverage native device plugins across iOS & Android.
Tests run on PHPUnit, Protractor & Karma. The back-end has a Jenkins CI server for tests and quality assurance.
A shiny new front-end built with the latest Ionic and Angular is coming in 2017!
AngularJS PHP Symfony MySQL HTML CSS Cordova / Phonegap Ionic
Since working full-time with Park Cameras 2011–12, I have since helped on a freelance basis with projects covering pricing, shipping and customer satisfaction, amongst others.
I have worked on existing codebases spanning a wide range of technologies, and integration with numerous third-party APIs.
Mostly solo projects
Success at School is a platform that connects students to employers and provides career & study advice.
Since 2014 I've been the main developer improving and adding to the site's existing Symfony codebase.
Improving existing codebase
Hour of Writes is a weekly creative writing competition. Throughout its development I've worked with several parties to implement a carefully refined design and add features to our initial prototype.
I wrote the live site's server-side code and most front-end scripts & CSS.
All initial server-side and most front-end development
I prototyped new features and refactored existing code, as well as writing components for a new bespoke framework to form a basis for future sites.
I delivered features successfully, and optimised database use to speed up some key queries by orders of magnitude.
Working with & refactoring existing codebase
PHP MySQL HTML CSS3
I was often the main developer on hand supporting & developing a network of recruitment sites for the arts, the largest with 300,000 active users.
I improved database use to cut the biggest site's server response time by over 50%, and led a major database conversion to fix a long-standing text encoding problem.
I consulted with staff to build a more intuitive interface for employers to manage audition slots, and a redesigned newsletter which displays well in all common email clients.
Adapting existing codebase
PHP MySQL HTML CSS3 jQuery inc. mobile optimisation / responsive design
Switched after 2 years of Philosophy; whirlwind coverage of a broad range of technologies including Java, Prolog, C, Unix tools, databases, MIPS and theory around security, algorithms, graphics and mathematical methods, amongst others.
SQL Java Prolog C Unix tools
I developed a new flexible platform which allowed for online ticket payments, and a custom barcode system that made entry faster and avoided the old solution's dependence on antiquated hardware.
PHP MySQL HTML CSS + PayPal integration
Took on several development projects, mostly using PHP, including a system to run an aquarium competition and customising CubeCart.
PHP MySQL HTML CSS + PHPNuke CMS mod & CubeCart commerce system