At Inflecto I generally act as the technical lead on all the projects we undertake. Outside work I have a young family and can often be found, weather permitting, soaring the local hills on my paraglider.
My principle role involves discovering and mitigating technical challenges as early as possible in the design / development process.
My secondary role involves evangelising methods, and procedures to the team and constantly working towards improvements to our development processes, and how we work as a team.
I have over sixteen years of professional software development experience. My first taste for programming came when as a youngster I managed to hack together a few simple programs in BBC Basic. At school, I gained an interest for electronics and began to write simple programmes using the PIC micro-controllers. It was around this time that I decided that my future career lay in the software development field.
I later moved on to study Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University where I met Andy. Throughout university I built up a good working relationship with Andy and we both began thinking about starting our own business after graduation.
In the third year of university I completed a placement at a large firm of lawyers where I was first introduced to web development using Microsoft’s ASP (Active Server Pages) and I was responsible for developing web based systems that were used by the legal teams. After returning to University and completing my final year I had a brief interlude working for Computer Sciences Corporation at Chesterfield in a support role before going to work at Bootroom in Rotherham.
At Bootroom I was initially responsible for building content managed websites for clients and developing the companies’ custom Content Management System (CMS). As Bootroom began to work on more complicated software systems I was promoted to senior developer and lead the development efforts of the team. At Bootroom I worked on various projects such as Quality Health’s Extranet, ticketing systems for Doncaster Rugby Club and several large-scale web sites such as Hallam FM Arena and a large custom CMS for all Barnsley GP surgeries.
In 2006 I left Bootroom for a role at CSE-Servelec which was a much larger company where I worked as part of a team developing their RiO application which is used for NHS patient administration for the Mental Health and Community Health services.
Later in 2006 I left CSE Servelec to launch Inflecto Systems.