Hi, my name is Matt

I'm a Web Developer from Bedfordshire and I work as a short term contractor in the Herts/Beds/Bucks/London area.

I do both Front-End and Back-End development and a little bit of UX and Web Design. I also do some sysadmin too.

I'm currently completing a contract and will then be on holiday for a month, I'll be available to hire for short-term contracts again some time in May.

My Skills

Front-end

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 w/ LESS or SCSS
  • Javascript
  • Coffeescript
  • jQuery
  • Backbone.js w/ Marionette.js
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Yeoman, Bower and Grunt
  • Selenium End-to-End testing w/ Nightwatch
  • Mobile Web (inc. Responsiveness)
  • Page Load Optimisation

Back-end

  • PHP
  • CakePHP
  • Wordpress
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • MongoDB w/ Mongoose
  • MySQL

Sysadmin

  • Unix/Linux
  • Web Server Setup/Config/Optimisation (LAMP or Nginx)
  • SSL Certificate Installation

Misc.

  • Source Control (Git, Hg, SVN)
  • Agile Practices
  • Photoshop
  • Moqups

My Experience

Cain Media

2013-Current

Freelancer / Contractor

Freelancing and contracting for various clients doing both front-end and back-end development.

Metail

Oct 2014-Apr 2015

Web Engineer (Contract)

Working on desktop and mobile offerings using Backbone.js (w/ Marionette.js) written in Coffeescript.

Shop Direct

2012-2013

Front-End Developer

14 months spent at Shop Direct in Liverpool, helping to create new, better versions of all of their web properties (Very, Littlewoods, isme and more), including new mobile sites.

IKM

2012

Javascript Subject Expert

Contracting work writing Javascript questions for pre-interview assessment tests.

Lancaster University

2008-2011

Computer Science (BSc)

3 Year Computer Science degree. 2:1 achieved.

My Bedroom

2005-2008

Hobbyist

Developed several Flash and PHP games and other long gone websites.