I’m fortunate enough to have reached my teens just as computers were becoming widely available. My first computer was a ZX81, my first job, in 1984, was in IT.

I have worked in the field since then, in both public and private sectors. My current role, since 2014, is as a Software Developer with Qualsafe in Bradford. Day to day I work in Grails and with that the usual web technologies.

Technical Skills

  • Java including JSP/Servlets/Beans
  • Grails/Groovy
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Android application development
  • Linux (Redhat/Fedora/Ubuntu)
  • WordPress
  • SQL, especially MySQL
  • Legacy languages including COBOL
  • Low level languages include Z80 Assembler and Microchip PIC

Other Interests