CV

I have over 12 years’ experience in Software Design and Programming and have worked on both Web and Windows applications. Over this time I have used many software languages and technologies.  In an ever-changing industry I have found my most valuable skill is adaptability born from my love of learning.

I enjoyed my Software Design and Network degree, where I gained a 1st Class Hons and was presented two awards. After this I sought a job that would allow me to develop further and spent seven years as a software developer at Eurocom.  Next I spent 3 years as a Developer at PXtech, focusing on usability and design of their websites and applications. During this time I became a Microsoft Certified Professional after successfully passing  the “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” course. Despite leaving this job to become an expat I still have strong ties with PXtech and have been employed on short term contracts.

But I’m not just a ‘Techy’

I am a Mum (of 3 crazy boys), a surfer, a traveller,  an expat and a swimming teacher. I am friendly, approachable and a people person. I enjoy socializing, meeting new people and learning from new experiences.

Currently I am self-employed, helping clients setup and maintain their websites. I thoroughly enjoy this as it makes the most of my soft and technical skills.

Education

Apr 2015 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Online Course focusing on modern web technologies.

Dec 2008 Presentation Skills

Workshop on designing, developing & delivering presentations.

May 2006 QA Training and Consulting, London

The C# 2.0 Programming Language training course.

2002-2005 Technology Innovation Centre, UCE, Birmingham

1st class BSc Honours Degree in Software Design & Networks. I was awarded two awards on completion of my course:

  •  Fujitsu Telecommunications Plaque –  awarded to the student whose final year project showed engineering and business acumen
  • TIC Undergraduate Computer Networking Prize – awarded to the student who obtained the highest average mark over the three years for a course that contained a networking module

2001-2002 Optimum Centre, Allestree, Derby

I attended a part time Computer Literacy and Information Technology course during my gap gear.

1999-2001 Woodlands 6th Form School Allestree, Derby

  • A level Maths    A
  • A level Physics    A
  • A level Design Communication  B

1994-1999 Belper Technology College, Belper, Derbyshire

10 high grade GCSEs, including Maths, Science and English.

Experience

Sept 2016 – Ongoing  AniWrightDesign (Self Employed)

My aim at Ani Wright Design is to help,guide and teach my clients to create and maintain websites. Most of my clients are travellers and/or expats who want to share their experience and knowledge of the world, they require a people person to aid them. I help with SEO, Design, Usability, Speed Improvements, Transfers of domains and basically anything they need.

Apr 2013 – Jan 2016, July 2016 – Aug 2016,  July 2017 – Aug 2017,  PXtech (Developer)

At PXtech I increased my knowledge in Web based technologies such as Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3. I was heavily involved in the design and development of many websites and applications, focusing on usability and appeal. I lead the development of projects as well a working both independently and in a team. Working on multiple projects in multiple roles meant I had to prioritize and manage my time effectively.

  • SCRUM
  • User Stories and Specifications
  • Database design and implementation (Transact-SQL)
  • Service Layer design and implementation (C#)
  • Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
  • KnockoutJS, DurandalJS, RequireJS, Bootstrap
  • SPA’s,
  • Responsive design

May 2005- Nov 2012 Eurocom (Developer and Project Coordinator)

At Eurocom, I particularly enjoyed the challenges of working directly with the users to achieve the best solution to their problems. I was involved in the whole life cycle from Requirement gathering, through design, testing, release to support and documentation. I was also responsible for the team’s service coordination and user communication.

  • Test (Unit, functionality, usability and user acceptance)
  • C#, ASP.net, C++, Web services , html, PostgreSQL
  • Development of team procedures (OLA’s, SLA’s)
  • Incident, Problem and Change management
  • User training (One to One and Group sessions)
  • Scheduling and Reports