Who Is This MAN ??????
Hi, may I first start by introducing myself, my name is Martin Brown and I am aged 46, I live in Westbury, Wiltshire. I am married to my wife Linda. And I have two children, my daughter named Alisha, aged 17; and Adam my Son, aged 11. Currently, I am in search of a WordPress Junior Web Developer position or similar; which will allow me to grow as a developer, also as you will read allow me to continue my IT education.
I am a very hard working individual, and due to my time at University can work well under pressure and am good at time management. Since being a young child I have always had a keen interest in computing, and the working of. Though I appreciate I am 46, with this brings a great deal of life experience; this ranging from:
- Seeing both the Introduction and Development of the Internet so far. In view of this, I have a variety of ideas of where the Internet may continue to benefit people, both in Industry, Education and the Home.
- In addition, watching the growth of the Internet, It has been interesting to see the constant evolution of shopping online; and with this Security.
- Watching the growth of the computer itself, with this continued development it has made the life of the developer so much easier.
The above being such a small selection of thinks I have witnessed over the past years, It also be noted, working over the past years in the Logistics industry, I have noticed how they are crying out for online development,
Over the past 20 years have built up a small collection of IT qualifications, this ranging from a HND at Bath University studying ‘Business Information Technology’; to spending the last year learning with ‘Treehouse’, an online centre that teaches you a wide variety on IT skills.
As mentioned, I have spent the last 13 – 14 months studying with ‘Treehouse’, this giving me an excellent up to date knowledge of a variety of programming languages, such as:
- HTML5, CSS3 – As I have found of my time studying, both these languages are key languages in the design of websites.
- PHP – During my time I began a course on ‘WordPress’ and with this noticed ‘PHP’ plays a key point in its development; due to this I began learning ‘PHP’ through the ‘WordPress’, and the direct ‘PHP’ course itself.
- WordPress – This allowed me to jump on board with WordPress, as well as looking at the Hierarchy of the files within; it also looked into the creation of ‘Themes’ and ‘Plugins’ using ‘PHP.
All in all, my time with ‘Treehouse’ has been excellent, and I would like to return once I have found employment; this allowing me to complete the courses I did not have time to finish.
Following on, spending time studying at Bath University opened my eyes to a wide variety of subjects, a few of being things like ‘Data Flow’ within and organisation to the ‘normalization’ of databases. Whilst there we looked into things like:
- Database Management – This looking at things such as ‘User Roles’ and security (who can see what and do what)
- Database Creation – Mainly using ‘Access’, though all queries and reports where built around ‘SQL’ Queries.
- Programming – Due to spending a great deal of time working with Databases, the main languages learnt where ‘VB’ and ‘VBA’.
- Networking – This being, the variety of and in what situation would each be used.
In addition, to the above we did learn a great deal more. If you require a larger break down of what was learnt please ‘Contact’ me using the form provided.
Furthermore, prior to going to Bath University, I sat a BTEC in Computer Studies at Wiltshire College, Westbury. This allowing me to return to education without, the shock of report writing and studying at University. During this time I also did, and passed the BTEC in Web Programming and then a CISCO Seminar 1 course.
In the event you require any further information, as mentioned please do not hesitate to contact me; I would be very happy to help.
On graduating from University, and being unable to swiftly find work I have fallen back on driving; this to so support my family and live. Since 2004 I have worked as a Multi-Drop driver for a selection of companies in the area. Moving on from this, I first passed my class 2 HGV license and then my class 1.
Due to being away all week as a Class 1 HGV driver I returned to study as best as I could; mainly concentrating on ‘Web Development’. In February of 2017, I ended up spending several weeks in Hospital due to a ruptured appendix. Following on, due to having to spend a great deal of time recovering, I decided to take my study to the next step; with which I enrolled at ‘Treehouse’, and return to my search for a position within IT.
As I hope you would have noticed so far, I would like to find a position within Web Development; where I may help people ever in the development of Web Sites for Business or Education.
In addition, when I find work I would like (as pointed out) to return to ‘Treehouse’; allowing me to complete the courses mentioned.
Also, I would like to look into VR (virtual reality) alongside ‘WordPress’ using such applications as ‘A-Frame’. This would help in many ways, for instance Education. It seems apparent to date, we are on the verge of a change within the web, with which I think VR will be the key.
With the reading of this past information, I hope you have found I am a very serious individual that would love to find a position within the Web Development industry. As pointed out, I do appreciate my age though I do hope at this point you see that as more of an advantage than a hindrance.
As well as this text, I hope you find moseying around this site interesting; and when complete it shows I can do the things I am talking about. I am aware I have used several ‘plugins’ with the site, but as I pointed out returning to ‘Treehouse’ can help me develop to the point I can create these plugins for myself.
Also, I hope you have taken some time to sit and have a look at the ‘Blog / Forum’. Within this I have hopefully tried to put over a few of the problems I ran into while building this site. Furthermore, I have also tried to build a few categories within that will allow users to discuss ‘WordPress’, and the bits and bobs they can use.
Also, as well as you being able to comment on any of the posts upon the ‘Blog’ you can also leave a ‘Post’ allowing you to ask questions. Though please, if you wish to be a bit more private there is a Contact form available at the end of this site. Please it would be wonderful to hear from you …………..