I am passionate about the adoption and use of digital technologies to improve both our working and personal lives.
Technology can help us learn and play!
I have taught web design, computer sceince and IT for many years across many levels. I now to apply my skills and knowledge in the commercial sector to build real-world applications.
I pride myself in my debugging and problem solving skills. I am an advocate of Computational Thinking!
I am very well travelled and well cultured having visited 39 countries so far!
Aug 2020 - Present
Full-stack developer role specialising in Svelte JS, SQL, PHP, Laravel and Docker to build a dynamic SASS platform for dating apps
using Svelte to build reactive web Apps in an Remote - Agile environment utilising Git, Hangouts, Jira, Slack, Sentry, etc.
July 2019 - July 2020
Full-stack developer role specialising in React, React-Native, SQL and PHP to build a dynamic tax app for digital self-assessment
using React to build the web App, React Native to build a cross-platform mobile App, PHP and SQL to create the back-end with API calls. We used the HMRC API to create a tax app for the phone and web. This is a permanent role with Untied who are an award winning FinTech Start up working directly with the CTO in an Agile environment with a 50/50 office/WFH split utilising Git, Zoom, Jira, Slack, Teams, Notion etc.
Full-stack developer role specialising in React and React-Native
using React to break the generic mould and create interactive and responsive web sites as a freelance developer.
March 2019 - May 2019
Full-stack developer role specialising in ReactJS and Laravel PHP to build a dynamic user interface to fetch marketing data for the Volkswagen Group.
The contract was to build an easy to use UI to track and display various data relating to sales and servicing communications. I harnessed the power of ReactJS to build the front-end and Axios to send and receive data from the API and database. This was an exciting role that taught me much about commercial software engineering and how to harness the power of the web to disseminate and engage with data visually.
March 2017 - Feb 2019
Senior Tutor of the IT service Line specialising in Web Development and programming. The role included tutoring and mentoring students online. Marking and assessing students work and providing constructive feedback. Designing and updating course content and creating additional resources.
Realising the changing trends in web development - I designed, built and ran a React and React-Native course. During this course I really connected with React and decided I want to develop sites rather than just teach how to...
Mar 2016 – April 2017
Teacher of Computer Science. Teaching GCSE OCR and AQA 9-1 GCSE. KS3, KS4 and KS5. Yr7 Mentor. Cambridge Technical in ICT (KS5). Also taught History and RS (KS3).
Jan 2016 – Mar 2016
Supply teacher. GCSE Computer Science, Maths, Business Studies.
Jan 2015 – Oct 2015
Supply teacher mainly teaching Computer Science, ICT and Business Studies at secondary level. Including GCSE Computer Science (AQA and OCR)
May 2013 – Dec 2014
Carrying out Hull Condition Surveys, Steel Renewal, Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM), NDT Inspections, Coating Condition Surveys and Pitting tests using Ultra-sound technologies.
Jul 2011 – Present
Services include – non-destructive, archaeological, metric, photogrammetric, dendrochronological, and geophysical surveying of historic buildings. Appling Digital Archaeological techniques
Feb 2006 - Nov 2010
Fully funded Scholarship into Computer Applications in Archaeology. Lecturing in Digital Archaeology
Apr 2018 - Aug 2018
Upskilling and refresher in Modern JS frameworks
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
Up skilling in management duties
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Included two secondary school placements teaching ICT and a primary school. Learning the Philosophy of teaching and educating.
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Tutition in the principles of lecturing to Undergraduates and Higher Education students.
Sep 2004 - Aug 2005
MSc Archaeological Computing (virtual pasts) including data visualisation, ArcGIS, XML, X/HTML, Databases
Sep 2001 - Jul 2004
Heritage Conservation BSc (Hons 2.1)
Below are some examples of my previous contracts. Both in web design and digital archaeology.
A Geophysical Survey of an Ottoman Fortress
I like to take extraordinary shots of ordinary things.
With over 17 years experience of researching and recording medieval buildings with a particular interest in the carpentry employed during the construction of late-medieval timber-framed buildings (c. 1280-1530).
Whether you are looking to promote your business or record life's special moments, Meowcat Media, can offer a bespoke solution.
A website dedicated to the study, recording and dissemination of data relating to English Medieval Architecture and Carpentry.
Create, delete and run polls on the questions you want answered!
Expert, Independent Advice About Buying a Property in Spain.
Buying a property in Spain is a dream shared by many, however it can easily become a nightmare.
This website is dedicated to offering clear, unbiased advice about the Spanish property market, helping buyers to make informed decisions, save money and avoid expensive mistakes.
James uses his skills and experience to help make sure that buyers are fully prepared to search for property in Spain and aware of the common mistakes that can turn dreams into nightmares.
I can offer consultancy in both Digital Archaeology and Web Development. This includes Digital Imagery and Photography, Historic Building Surveys and Programming. See below for more details
I can help you manipulate and create original digital images and photographs.
Consultations on the conservation and recording of medieval timber-framed buildings utilising both experience and Digital Archaeology.
Feedback and Questions are how we learn!
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