Edinburgh 0780 944 2112 email@example.com www.tamdenholm.com
I am very much a PHP enthusiast, it is something I pursue both on a personal and professional basis. I love creating code to tackle new and exciting challenges that lie ahead of me. My keen interest in computing has provided me with a widely varied amount of knowledge in the web development area. For around 5 years I have studied development technologies and this has provided a springboard for me to become a professional PHP web developer. Before pursuing a career in computing I had trained as a chef in a four star deluxe hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Whilst I enjoyed this role, computing is my passion and I decided to pursue it as my career. However, the post did allow me to prove to myself and others that I have communication skills and can work as a vital part of a team. This would be advantageous to any post when communicating with colleagues, superiors and clients. I am an excellent troubleshooter, very practical, always willing and helpful. I am a great believer in working smarter rather than harder and to strive to be not only efficient but effective aswell. My goals in life are to continue to build onto my knowledge exploring beyond the PHP web scripting language and onto other languages like Perl, Python, Java and C/C++. For the immediate future though, I find working within PHP thoroughly enjoyable and continue to learn every day.
Twitter, Yahoo, Ebay and many others. My main area of experience is developing Content Management Systems for SME's to administer their own websites. Other Skills include; usage of Windows, Linux as desktop and server environments, hardware maintenance, network setup and general computing skills.
Imaged Ltd. Technical Director Aug 2007 - Present
Amoungst these projects i was also providing PHP support and basic general technical support as well as writing small modules for other sites. Other duties included the setting up of development, staging and live servers, leading more junior developers, liasing with the other parts of the company as well as the client from time to time. Freelance Web Developer November 2004 - April 2007 During this time my role as a freelance PHP Developer consisted of working as a silent subcontractor under NDA not to disclose myself to the end client. I developed a number of different solutions including online ordering and customisation of a DIY conservatory site. I have completed development of a backend recruitment site indexing CV's for easy retrieval and also created a booking system for a private vehicle hire company. While freelancing i have come across multiple payment gateways, API's and content management systems. I have also completed my fair share of standards based XHTML and CSS conversions. Some of the things I regularly tackle are:
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Shopping cart systems Ordering platforms Membership areas Database creation and data mining Collaborating third party applications Creating customer management systems Easy marketing tools
Usually the client has a rough idea of what they want but also seek advice on the specific ways in which to tackle their problem. I usually find the best solution for the client that will allow them to carry out their work in the most efficient manner possible without giving them something they dont need.
I enjoy keeping up to date with the current technology related news, gaming, cooking and maintaining a good physical health. I am constantly studying web development in a conscious effort to refine my skills and keep them up to date. I like to attend regular PHP meetups and related web technology conferences to mix with my community of peers.