Agile - Scrum




Responsive Web Design

Microsoft OS and Office Suites




Twitter Bootstrap






Sencha Touch

Ruby on Rails

C# - Web MVC4

Backbone JS Framework



Android, Eclipse - Java

Consuming API’s

Nice Experience

Google Maps V3




Google Analytics

Squiz Matrix CMS



Azure Cloud Platform

TDD/BDD - SpecFlow

StarCommand API

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Developed initially through working as a Computer Technician and helping client customers then

Strengthened while working as a team in web development and managing the Euromoney Gradaute Scheme and Hackathon

Organization, time management, planning and pro-activity

Gained through working and studying at the same time and managing work assignments

Focus, self-belief, ambition and motivation

Gained through pushing myself to achieve

Semonstrated by feedback from fellow employees and accomplishments in the workplace

Problem solving and logical thinking

Developed through managing challenging situations at work

For example dealing with clientele or solving difficult code complexity challenges

Objective, balanced decision making

Developed through having to make cost/time effective decisions

Management experience allowed me to learn to compromise and negotiation

Team worker, tactful leader

I can also lead and work in a team as shown by the success of the Euromoney Hackathon

Continued management of the Euromoney Graduate Scheme 




Edwards Office

Working with co-workers towards completing a specific goal,

Documentation and communication to ensure client needs are understood

City University Web Team

Working with team members on collaborative projects to determine requirements

Produce compatible code and test released projects


Producing a variety of in-house apps that use C# MVC4 with entity first database use

Use of JQuery, SCSS and HTML5

Project management of:

Euromoney Graduate Scheme

Euromoney Hackathon

DMGT/Euromoney Hackathon

Working in an agile team of 5 in 28 hours we built a social heat-map utilizing the latest technology

15 UK and US teams

Product created was built with Google Maps API V3, HTML5 and CSS3.

Our team won the ‘Most Commercial Product’

TargetJobs Undergradaute of the Year Finalist 2014

One of the 7 finalists to nominated for the IT Undergraduate of the year award

Chosen as a finalist for the award from 1000's of applicants

City University BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Technology - Currently in 3rd of 4th Year    (2011 – 2014)

Computer Science with emphasis on video games development.


Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Ardleigh Green             (2009 – 2011)

BTEC National Diploma Level 3 (Software Development) :

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (18/18 units) – The Maximum Grade


Euromoney PLC

Website Developer

Maintenance and improvements of Euromoney sites

Agile scrum work and documentation in Jira and Confluence

Experience setting up and running a limited company, PolewardSky Ltd

Building in-house web-based apps and tools

Creation and Management of Euromoney Graduate Hackathon

Creation and liaison of implementation of Euromoney Graduate Scheme

“Most Commercial Product” - Winner of DMGT Hackathon 2014

Public Projects

Euromoney Technology Services Dr Site

Main Techologies and Tools Used





Visual Studio


HTML5, SCSS, JS/jQuery

C# MVC 4, Entity First, TDD



City University

Web Developer

Constant maintenance and improvement of the University website

Working in a Scrum environment with daily and weekly scrums

Obtaining client requirements when developing sites, forms and apps

Adopting in-house techniques to ensure that my work is future maintainable

Developing to a high standard with efficient methods and reduced code complexity

Learning quickly on the job to meet working deadlines

Public Projects

StudentsApp (Does not work on latest versions of Chrome due to webkit, OK on Firefox)


Strategic Plan

Main Techologies and Tools Used

Twiter Bootstrap 2




Squiz Matrix CMS


Edwards Office Computer Supplies

Computer Technician

My first ever Job!

On site implementation and support of new and old client IT systems

General repair and maintainance of desktops and laptops

Repair and fault diagnosis of laptops and desktops

Simply put: Repairing/Replacing broken things!

Personal Reference

James’ attitude to learning and his determination to succeed is a shining example.”

Havering College Technology Student of the Year statement excerpt.



I love the web and the power it brings! I want to continue to advance my knowledge in the Web Technology industry and continue to develop skills to further my profession and passion!


This Site

Built in Ruby on Rails utilizing HTML5, SCSS and jQuery JS


Past Sites

I also have a couple past Ruby on Rails sites:


The Alias - Jimmy The Code

Jimmy the code was the moniker given to me during my time with the City University web team!