Freelance Project Director at various
Internet | London, United Kingdom, GB
Started my first business in 1998 (AC Design) before joining Connectpoint (now Amaze Plc) as a web developer then Technical Lead for 6 years.
I moved to London to join eCRM specialist Underwired - and in the 7 years since then I've worked in project management and programme direction for great clients within leading digital marketing agencies.
I've launched hundreds of digital projects across most industry sectors, at times managing 30 small campaigns, other times leading a single £multi-million project. Clients to name but a few have included the Royal Institute of British Architects, the British Library, Microsoft Xbox, Virgin Holidays, Cadbury, Citroen, LA Fitness, Nickelodeon.
I've always had side-projects to keep my development skills alive. Having studied Computer Science at degree-level I've developed in Java, Perl, C++, Pascal, Visual Basic. More recently HTML5, Ajax, Objective C, PHP and utilising MVC frameworks and Cloud-based APIs.
On the project management side I'm experienced in agile/Scrum and waterfall methodologies, though more recently my role has been more about strategy, team development and business management.
While maintaining my full-time job I studied part-time with the Open University and achieved a First in International Relations.
For the last 2 years I've been the elected Chair of a national organisation that campaigns for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, now part of the British Humanist Association. I host both our national conference and popular monthly meetings in London - and do occasional media work on the BBC and elsewhere, plus podcasts. I am a STEMnet ambassador and Code Club leader at a local school.
Since leaving my last permanent job in May 2011 (after nearly 4 years at Elvis) my paid work is a combination of consultancy, project management contracting and work with start-ups.
Specialities: medium to large-scale digital technical projects.