Welcome to my personal website. I have had a lifetime interest with technology from when I was given my first Windows PC in 1996 as a child to graduating with a 2:1 BSc (Hons.) degree in Computer Science 2006. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum in 2019 that I finally understood that individuals on the spectrum had a more systematic way of thinking. Systematic thinking can help individuals excel at STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
However, it’s been a long journey to understand my mental health challenges and overcome them to live a life as well as possible. In 2017, I setup a Peer Support group in Southend and ran 3 Marathons to fundraise culminating in me being awarded Rethink Member of the year in 2019. In September of that year, I began studying part time a MSc in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Hertfordshire. I finished the first year with Distinction.
I’ve recently founded Dev Mindset Community Interest Company on a part time basis, with a mission to develop websites and mobile apps that support those with mental health challenges and autism like myself. After adding our first successful mobile app to our portfolio I plan to use my experiences to offer services to companies, third sector bodies and organisations with a community focus.
I can provide advice on using social media, email and content to increase awareness of your organisation. Including how to use Facebook and Twitter ads. Additionally, I can integrate technology solutions that help automate the management and sending of mass email.
I have skills in original logo design and integrating existing designs into new websites and apps. Using and modifying stock images to create new professional images that fit with your brand.
Past experience building websites in PHP and WordPress. Presently developing a mobile app in React Native for Android and IOS plus a web app in ReactJS to deploy under a Firebase backend. As well as setting up and configuring Ubuntu web servers running Nginx, PHP and MySQL.