Hi, I'm Jake.
I'm a full stack developer based in Shropshire, UK. Passionate about code, new tech and problem solving, I love taking on challenging technical projects.
I have been privileged to have worked with some great companies including Beano Studios, Jaguar Land Rover, Pearson, GOV.UK and been part of some awesome start-up projects.
Backend. PHP, SQL, WordPress, Apache, Capacitor/Ionic CLI, Jenkins, Composer, Mongo, Node, GIT, Slim,Redis, Gun.js, CodeIgniter, Socket.io, SSH, SOAP/REST.
Software Sketch, Photoshop, XCode, Sequel Pro, Sublime Text, Postman, Blender, XD, Mac, Github, Slack, Sketch, Teams, Slack, JIRA, Trello, Zoom.
University of Greenwich
BSC Hons in Web Development (Achieved 2:1) — 2013 - 2015
Web & Multimedia Foundation Degree — 2012 - 2013
IT and Computing (Achieved Distinction Level) — 2011 - 2012
GSCE levels in Maths, English & Science — 2007 - 2011
Lead Developer 2018 - Present.
Full Stack Developer 2017 - Present.
Freelance Front-end Developer.
Freelance Front-end Developer.
Write Every Day
Write Every Day is a platform to allow anyone to freely write and develop a daily writing habit. The project initially started as an idea to improve on existing platforms that had a similar offering.
Built completely from scratch the platform is built using CodeIgniter, UIKit, Vanilla JS and makes use of multiple server instances and database clusters to deliver a fast and enjoyable experience to its users. The system also has multiple worker services to calculate statistics, generate AI analysis and deliver email reminders and updates to writers using the tool.
Write Every Day recently earned #5 on Product Hunt's Product of the Day and has amassed several hundreds users since its public release in October 2020
As the Jewish holiday Passover occured during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown I was approached to help build an online resource to connect individuals spending this time alone to virtual Sedars hosted by others celebrating Passover across the world.
The site was built using WordPress and implemented custom functionality for public users to submit as a host or express an interest in joining a virtual Seder.
Write.md is an easy to use markdown editor tool that automatically creates a shareable document URL to make sharing and collaboration quick and easy.
This is an active side project I developed when I couldn't find a distraction free word processor when writing project tenders and technical docs. Upon posting on Product Hunt Write.md gained #4 Product of the Day and currently hosts over 15,000 documents with 5,000 MAU's.
More recently Appuccino offers realtime app generation, certificate signing and asset generation all in the cloud. Appuccino is currently licensed under MyAppuccino.
Using WordPress on a daily basis for the past 6 years I have amassed a library of snippets, generators and documentation that I have written and used in projects.
I then decided that I should offer my work to other WordPress developers in the community and so created Toolzilla. This is a relatively new side-project and I am spending my free time porting my code snippets and tools to the site.
You can take a look at my work on Github and CodePen or find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube or Email.