NHS Wales Informatics Service
(2016 to present)
I'm proud to say I work for the NHS. While some of the applications I work on are driven by internal business needs; others are focused on medical needs and used by both medical staff and patients. I get to work with various technologies though my main focus recently has been on .Net Core based web applications working in both the back-end and front-end. I have had experience writing automated unit, integration and functional tests. We work in short sprints with daily stand-ups; peer reviewing other developers work; and participating in sprint planning / review sessions. I help mentor those new to working with .Net as we gradually move away from legacy platforms such as ColdFusion.
Cardiff and Vale College
I was tasked with writing a web-based application to help track the participation of new applicants and progressing students at open days. This facilitated the interaction between tutors and prospective students making it easier to generate offers for places on courses through to eventual enrolment. I wrote what was effectively a single page application using the Codeigniter PHP framework in the back end with a Bootstrap / jQuery front end. As well as its own MSSQL database, the application integrated with existing databases held in three systems. The application was targeted for both desktop and tablet use. I was required to rapidly develop working prototypes in my first week; and having not used Codeigniter before proved my ability to learn new technologies quickly! Feedback was good and staff enjoyed having a sleek new front end automatically doing a lot of the work they would have to do manually across different systems.
Frontend Web Developer
Newport City Homes
I was taken on as a web developer to work on the front-end of internal / external websites to create a better user experience. My work revolved around creating interactive ways of conveying information. Working with an agile mindset I was able to work closely with the different teams to ensure they got what they wanted and could take ownership of the finished product.
(3 years 6 months)
University of Wales, Newport
Disability Support Worker
University of Wales, Newport
I used my spare time while studying / lecturing to facilitate the education of degree students with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. This ranged from simply helping students physically get around the campus; through to fully engaging in their classes so as to write good notes for them from which to study from.
Crowe Caylor & Partners
My responsibilities included meeting with both private and corporate clients; meeting with council officers; surveying buildings and land; producing drawings from conceptual design right through to building regulation and as-built drawings sets; producing 3D visualizations; and attending seminars. I attended both day release and evening classes in order to attain theoretical qualifications, furthering my understanding and abilities in the work I was doing.