ABOUT ME

Hello, my name is James King and I am a Web Programmer from the West Midlands in the UK. I am also studying BSc(hons) Web Programming at Staffordshire University in Stafford. I am best at PHP based programming and I am currently using Laravel's awesome framework for my personal projects.

I began Web Programming when I was 13, I stared at the Google homepage on my Windows 98 SE based computer and "super fast" dial-up connection and wondered how it all worked. From there I taught myself HTML using only 1 hour internet time per day and since then I've been doing Backend website development work. I have been doing website development now for 8 years and I love it!

Here is a little bit about my personal life:

Gaming

I love gaming! Playing games is a really nice way to relax. I have Xbox Live and play a few games on there, I also have Steam and play online sometimes too. I'm also a big player of Minecraft and sometimes run a Minecraft Server on my Secondary machine. Its good fun to play games with friends and I find it really enjoyable.

Home Life

My home life is quiet and nice. At home I am usually using some form of technology as it makes me feel happy. I don't however use it all the time and I like to take breaks from time to time.

Going Out

It's great to see friends. I enjoy going to the local pub, cinema, bowling alley or just going to their house to see them. Its really nice to have great friends and get away from the computer screens sometimes.

Technology

I love technology, here is the tech I own and use often:

  • Macbook Pro (Mid-2010) running OS X Mavericks Primary
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS Secondary
  • Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Test Server
  • iPad 3rd generation (White)
  • iPhone 5S (Space grey)

I do have a host of other gadgets too!

CV

  • 2014
  • Junior Web Developer @ Trakware Solutions Ltd

    May 2013 - present

    12 month Industrial Placement for my University Sandwich course. JavaScript Framework building and other web software developments.

  • 2012
  • Temporary Web Developer @ Trakware Solutions Ltd

    June 2012 - September 2012

    Temporary summer job in between University. Prominent JavaScript and PHP work mostly including development of a new JavaScript framework. Lead developer on a few client projects.

  • 2008
  • Sales Assistant @ Greenlands Post Office

    November 2008 - September 2011

    Front desk staff for a convienence side of the Post Office. Dealing with customers on a daily basis in a professional manner, stock control and key responsibilities.

PROJECTS

My style of building web applications has changed dramatically over the years. I used to use WordPress for client's websites but now I use MVC style programming using Laravel Framework.

  • Big Thing Landing Page

    DJBates.co.uk

    WordPress-based website for a local DJ in Redditch.

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  • Tiick Tock Coming Soon Page

    ReddiPC

    WordPress-based website for a local PC repair company in Redditch.

    Visit

CONTACT

I aim to respond to emails sent through this form within 48 hours except for when I am on holiday or travelling which may take up to 2 weeks. If you have no response after 2 weeks, please try again or contact me using social networking as my spam filters may have set your email as spam by mistake.

Redditch, UK

Mobile: (please ask)

Email: james@jamesking56.co.uk

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