About Me

Hey! My name is Ricky. I am a software developer based in Sutton, London. I develop desktop, server and web applications, in Microsoft and Linux environments, using a number of different programming languages.

My Skills

My day-to-day mostly involves working on back-end server applications on Linux, using mostly C, Bash, PHP and Perl. I'm also responsible for a suite of Windows GUI applications that interface with the backend systems that I work on. These typically use VB.NET. I review code by others written in C# and in my spare time like to keep my eye on JavaScript and the web.

Skills I use at work

  • C
  • C#
  • Bash
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • SVN
  • VB.NET
  • Windows Forms
  • MSSQL Server
  • XML

Skills I like to dabble in

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • AJAX
  • Git
  • JSON

Skills I use infrequently

  • ASP.NET
  • C++
  • Java
  • Adobe Flash
  • Windows Services
  • Microsoft Reporting Services

My Qualifications

The University of Kent

1st Class Honours, Bsc Multimedia Technology and Design

2007 – 2010

Selected Areas of Study

  • Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design and Development
  • 3D Modelling
  • Animation
  • Film Making

My Employment History

Senior Software Developer

Atereo (previously known as BTS Holdings Limited)

September 2015 – Present (6+ years) | Wallington, Surrey

Typical skills and technologies:

  • C
  • C#
  • Bash
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • SVN
  • Git

Software Developer

BTS Holdings Limited

June 2010 – September 2015 (5+ years) | Wallington, Surrey

Typical skills and technologies:

  • VB.NET
  • Windows Forms
  • MSSQL
  • XML

Some Examples

BTS Sport

A screen shot of the BTS Sport website

BTS Sport is a simple website built using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL as a learning exercise. It is used by some members of BTS staff to keep track of various sporting activities.

I intend to continue to use it as I investigate new technologies and techniques in the future. For example, I am in the process of a re-write using Responsive Web Design principles and PHP MVC design patterns.

I also want to write my first Android and/or Windows 10 apps for it and I will no doubt use it as I explore other modern web techniques such as SASS, Node.js and react.js.

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