PHP is my go-to language for most things. I've been using it commercially for about 10 years, now.


Screenshot of Elephone

Elephone (now is a startup company, creating a social platform to allow the community to share items that they love.

Working with PHP (Zend 2), Continuous Integration (Hudson/Vagrant), and Unit Testing (PHPUnit). Working to Scrum methodology.

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Dan was consulting and developing software for us. He is a very professional and efficient server side developer. Dan is extremely talented as a Scrum Master and in managing the development process in a health manner. Most importantly he is honest, straightforward and very opinionated



A screenshot of the @MancMetFeed Twitter page

A Twitter bot, which checks the status of Manchester's Metrolink system, and posts a tweet every hour.

PHP Yorkshire

I help organise PHP Yorkshire, the only PHP conference in the north of England, based in York, now in its third year. After helping in the first year, I was asked to do more things for the second year.

Things I do for the conference include:

  • Look after the speakers in the run up to, and during, the conference weekend by organising transport to/from the train station, making sure speakers know what to expect, and answering questions
  • Help choose the conference schedule
  • Writing marketing material (including emails and tweets) and informational emails to delegates
  • In the 2nd year, stepping in as track host. Ensuring speaker is there and prepared, ensuring the talk starts and finishes on time, introducing the speaker, sorting out any issues during the talk
  • Being a visible point of contact for the Code of Conduct, and working with the rest of the organising team to deal with any violations
  • Helping welcome delegates to the conference at the registration desk (frontend rewrite) is an event feedback site which allows conference and meetup attendees to provide feedback to event organisers and speakers.

Back in 2013, it was decided that the project was in need of a complete rewrite of its frontend, to make use of newer standards and technologies that weren't around when the original frontend was written.

The new site solely connects to the backend API for data, and is built using the light-weight Slim framework, Bootstrap, and Redis.

I was involved in the initial stages of the rewrite as the project lead, pushing forward on making the rewrite happen, and initiating discussions on the tech stack.

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