▌│█║▌║▌║ about me ║▌║▌║█│▌

What I’ve been up to

2019 ⇉⇉⇉ … 🧙 Also a Technical Specialist & Author for ContentLab.io. I have provided technical expertise and technical writing products for Microsoft and leading industry names.

2018 ⇉⇉⇉ … 👷 Currently ‘Expert’ aka Lead Engineer (Technical) for C# .NET at a gov.uk.

2016 ⇉⇉⇉ … 🤓 switched careers to Software Engineer ミミ★ 🥳

2008 ⇉⇉⇉ 2016 👨‍🏫🦸‍♂️ school teacher 11-18 Computer Science ☆ Head of Year ☆ Head of Department.

Stuff I work with regularly

  • C# / ASP.NET – NETFx and .NET Core 3.1
  • Azure Cloud
  • Azure DevOps
  • Terraform
  • NServiceBus
  • PowerShell + DSC
  • SQL Server
  • JavaScript, jQuery etc.
  • Agile, SCRUM & all that good stuff

Talks

  • Lightning talk: Introducing Azure App Configuration. January 2020, UK Hydrographic Office (10 minutes)

Awards

  • 1 Jan 2019 - CodeProject MVP 2019 MVA Most Valuable Author Award - ‘We recognize and value your exceptional contributions and commitment to the technical communities worldwide. By sharing your real world expertise and technical skills, you demonstrate outstanding technical community leadership.’
  • 15 Nov 2018 - First Prize: Best Article of October 2018 with A Re-Introduction to C# References Post C# 7
  • 24 Aug 2018 First Prize: Best Article of July 2018 with A Super-Simplified Explanation of .NET Garbage Collection
  • 18 May 2018 First Prize: Best C# Article of April 2018 with C# Debug vs. Release Builds and Debugging in Visual Studio – from Novice to Expert in One Blog Article
  • 23 Mar 2018 - First Prize: Best C# Article of February 2018 with Addressing a Simple Yet Common C# Async/Await Misconception