Geeky software developer, prolific knitter, avid allotmenteer, health seeker, 日本語 speaker and intrepid explorer from
@maccath | firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been programming for well over 10 years, with almost 6 years commercial experience as a web developer using
I currently work within the financial services industry developing and maintaining systems that deliver and manage
mortgage and investment products.
I am heavily involved in the PHP community; a regular attendee at conferences and user groups (especially
PHP Berkshire), and an avid supporter of PHP Women.
- Object-oriented PHP following SOLID principles
- MVC Frameworks (Laravel, Zend Framework 2, Slim, Kohana, CodeIgniter)
- Unit testing, TDD
- MySQL, OracleDB, MongoDB
- HTML & CSS
- Version control with Git and SVN
- Agile development
Hobbies & Interests
- Knitting - I am a proficient hand-knitter, especially loving to knit intricate sock designs. See what I've made
- Gardening - I have an allotment on which I grow my own organic fruit and vegetables; especially onions and
garlic. See my plot on GrowVeg.
- Japan - I have studied the Japanese language for ~9 years. I have visited Japan 3 times, and plan to visit Kyushu in October 2015.
- Travel - Besides Japan, I have also travelled across western USA, and much of continental Europe. I write reviews on TripAdvisor.
- Reading - I love reading dystopian sci-fi and cult fiction. To see a list of books I've read please check my Goodreads profile.
- Music - I have a fairly eclectic taste in music, from 80s pop/rock to metal and EDM. Follow what I've been listening to recently on Last.fm.