Hi, my name is Alan Holmes, I am 34, and I am a web developer, based in Stockton on Tees. I first started developing websites at college, back in 2002, where I did a module in web development, it was this single module, that set me on the path. After college I went on to complete a degree, at Teesside University, receiving a BSc (Hons) in Web Development in 2006, and I now have 13 years of commercial experience.
1995 – 2000
Thornaby Community School (Formally Bassleton)
9 GCSE’s (Grades A – C, including English, Maths and IT)
2000 – 2002
Teesside Tertiary College
AVCE Information and Communication Technology (C/C)
AS Level Mathematics (Pure and Applied) (C)
2003 – 2007
University of Teesside
BSc (Hons) Web Development (2.1)
Jul 2005 - March 2008
Web Developer | Imagine CS
Whilst on my degree, I undertook a years work experience placement, in 2005-2006, with Imagine CS. They kept me on part time whilst I finished my degree, and after which I then returned to full time employment with them.
Imagine CS, was a sub division of Walkerhall Associates (a business start up enterprise), so as well as working on commercial websites (including e-commerce and other database driven websites), I also created hundreds of 4 page starter websites, as apart of Walkerhall's start up service.
April 2008 - July 2011
Technical Director | Hewitson & Holmes Ltd
After being made redundant, both myself, and my former manager at Imagine CS (Doug Hewitson), decided to set up on our own, and thus Hewitson & Holmes Ltd was established.
Whist here, I continued to develop commercial websites (including e-commerce and other database driven websites), and developing our in house applications.
August 2011 - Present
Senior Developer | Visualsoft
In August 2011, I started a new job at VisualSoft, where I have worked my way up to becoming a Senior Developer, responsible for the development of new features (such as EPOS integrations and a Suppliers/Purchase Order System), improving existing features, and general support for existing websites.
As a Senior Developer my role also includes, assiting other developers with their general day to day tasks, approving development testing, quoting for new features / changes to existing systems and acting as stand-in cover for the Team Leader when they are not available.