I designed and write back-end systems that support mobile applications and other web front-ends.
I have worked on a range of projects including implementing designs; building page structures; designing databases; writing APIs; and working with a wide variety of data sources. I have helped Cuttlefish to develop their in-house CMSs and Frameworks; adding new and extending existing features; and especially enabling new ways of reading data in and sharing data out. I support the projects I have developed after launch and regularly recommend improvements.
Supporting Youth Councils with both administrative tasks (taking notes, circulating papers, etc.) and supporting the Youth Workers in facilitating meetings and activities. I worked closely with the young people to enable them to maintain their sections on The Jitty website by training them to use the content management tools.
A part-time job; supporting and leading groups of young people to carry out various activities including attending meetings.
A summer job; developing and maintaining a few internal MS Access databases and some improvements to their website.
Since 2009 I have been Assistant Scout Leader and Scout Leader for the 1st Sapcote Scouts. During this time I have completed my leader training and been awarded my Wood Badge. I have helped to grow the section from a low of 2 scouts up to 9 scouts at the start of 2012. The section continues to grow under new leadership.
In 2009 I started to help with climbing sessions at the local scout campsite and since then have worked hard to become a qualified Scout and Guide climbing instructor. In 2012 I gained the Climbing Wall Award that enables me to take groups climbing indoor. Now I continue working toward gaining the Climbing Wall Leading Award that will enable me to teach lead climbing indoors, and the Single Pitch Award that will enable me to take groups out on rock. In 2013 I attended a BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 course and look forward to attending further FUNdamentals courses in the future.
I run climbing, abseiling and crate stacking sessions for groups. I also train young instructors from no experience up to basic scout/guide qualified level.
MTUK: Climbing Wall Award
Scouts: Climbing (Single Pitch) Top Rope - Leadership and Supervisory
Guides: Level 1 Climbing and Abseiling
From 2001 through 2011 I was heavily involved in Youth Democracy in Leicestershire through voluntary work with the County Youth Council for Leicestershire (CYCLe) and Connexions Leicester Shire’s Youth Executive, and later part-time paid work.