I'm a (mainly PHP) software engineer, and would find time to learn Node if it wasn't for all these pesky projects that keep cropping up :).

Now available for UK freelance projects, see below.

Some projects:

  • CURRENT I'm working on a crawler-based web app to refresh job data directly from employer sites, and to present it on a searchable map. It's in prototype form, but it does work, even if the UX needs a fair bit of improvement. Please do let me know if you get an interview as a result of using it.
  • FINISHED I've written a PHP application development tutorial for beginners. Code changes are illustrated in diffs and are explained in the text from first principles. Give it a go, and feel free to add feedback.
  • SIDE PROJECT If you have seen a programming tutorial online with serious security issues, let Awooga know about it or tweet it to me. An alpha project to report non-optimal tutorials - there's a lot of 'em. I need to promote this a bit more!

A little about me:

  • I have interests in teaching programming, web crawling and P2P technology, as well as several other ideas.
  • I've written about how to ask questions on StackOverflow. I am an active voter here, and will often down-vote questions that have not been researched, feature unabashed direct requests for solutions, or if some substantial assistance has not been replied to. That said, I do try to be nice to beginners!

Freelance (read more here):

  • I am working full-time on my own projects at present, and am planning to take on some freelance work in parallel. My bread and butter is backend PHP and relational databases.
  • If you have a new project, or an existing one that could use some TLC, drop me a line. I prefer UK companies but am open to other conversations if you have overseas hiring experience. Please send me your company website address, so I can get a feel for what you do.
  • I like Slim, Propel, Guzzle, Plates, but am happy to fit into whatever MVC stack you have.
  • My dev environment tends to use Git, NetBeans, Linux, GitHub/BitBucket, PhpMetrics, PHPUnit, Spiderling/PhantomJS, Composer, Bower. I recommend Scrutinizer for continuous code quality analysis.
  • I'm happy to have a no-obligations chat about your project.

Get in touch?

  • Find the 'About' page of my blog, there's an email address there. Or the Twitter above should be OK.

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