James Kirby

Whilst I primarily work with backend web technologies, like PHP, I think of myself as a hybrid web developer by utilizing my skills for both front and backend as well as keeping in touch with my creative side designing websites, logos and icons. (For example; everything you see on this site was designed & developed by me!)

I work on LEMP, LAMP and WISP environments and pride myself on my ability to use multiple frameworks, such as; Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter and FuelPHP, aside from those I've got great experience in hand coding and bug fixing in native PHP. Check out my RSS Reader which was built with no frameworks or packages.

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Experience

Spacecraft Digital

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Deliver beautiful, high-quality software to customers built ontop of the Jadu CMS. Experience by rotating between Agile teams working on a variety of projects and technologies.

PHP Warwickshire

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As the PHP community grows, new user groups have been popping up all over the world. Ben Plummer, Luke Steadman and (me) James Kirby decided to establish a new PHP user group in the Warwickshire area. We arrange venues, merchandise and arrange a speaker for each last Thursday of the month. Check out our Meetup account for the next event.

Propeller Communications

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Back-end website development primarily using FuelPHP as a framework whilst making use of shared packages. Project version control and package management using Git. Involvement in complete life cycles of projects whilst also providing support for previously developed websites.

Blitz Games Studios

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Take initial web design concepts and create a website provided to the brief with design and functionality considered. Process redesigns and problems as they are requested, ensuring any modifications I make are fully tested and in working order before released. Ensuring current and new websites are as optimised as possible.

University of Lincoln

BSc, Web Technology

Stratford College

BTEC National Diploma, IT Practitioners