I'm a web developer, teacher and tech founder, passionate about creativity and learning new things.
In years of experience, I built apps for startups, agencies and SMEs . I taught web development for five years, at international schools and bootcamps.
My proudest achievement in my career is when I founded a 12 week, live-in bootcamp that links junior web developers to jobs, called We Got Coders. I taught hundreds of students and directly employed over 75 of them, giving them their first opportunity as a web developer. We provided luxurious living at amazing venues around the UK, learning to code in style!
What I love most about teaching, is that it provides us a chance to stop and think about all of the knowledge that I've accumulated, and pass it on to others. There's nothing better than the enthusiasm of learning something new, and so I'm lucky to have met so many people who have shared their learning experiences with me.
When I'm not writing code, I enjoy making synth music and collecting synthesizers. As a proud dad, spare time is short, but I enjoy reading, cooking, playing chess and speaking French.
Interests & Skills
English (Fluent), French (Intermediate).
- I play piano, keyboards and synthesizers, and enjoy composing my own music. I am working with several musicians on original projects and have spent many months working with renowned record producers on song-writing and session playing.
- I have attained Grade 8 piano, after winning the Sheila Mossman Award for the highest mark in the country for Grade 6 piano, 2008.
- I played keyboards for Mercury-music prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim, touring the UK and Europe to promote their much-acclaimed album Crown and Treaty.
Reading & Writing:
I enjoy writing and have kept a number of blogs in the past. My writing has also been featured on the Brighton Argus website. I enjoy reading and particularly enjoy reading in French, especially translations from English authors.