About AndyHat

Who Am I

I’m an experienced web developer, trainer, software developer and ICT consultant based in Sussex. I currently work part time for Blue-Bag Ltd as a Drupal web developer.

I love helping people in whatever way I can, whether teaching them, providing support or simply repairing their computers.

I’m currently looking for part time training work to complement my web development work.

Education

I have a Physics and Computing honors degree from the University of Sussex and a further City & Guilds certificate in programming in C.

I have a Level 3 qualification in teaching in the Life Long Learning sector (adult education), and have worked as an IT and Disability Awareness trainer.

Experience

I have a wide variety and good depth of experience in IT, training and project coordination. This experience has bee gained from a combination of employment, self-employment, volunteering and personal experiences. I continually try to learn and improve.

I have provided a range of services including photography, teaching, ICT consulting and web development. While in each single area there are almost certainly people with more in-depth experience, with such a range of skills I can provide an excellent, integrated service that would be hard to match. I’m also able to assist in the management of a huge variety of projects.

I’m friendly, self-motivated, dedicated, focused on achieving set objectives, honest, punctual and very hard working.

  • Teaching /Tutoring
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of users
  • Customer-focused
  • Project coordination
  • Able to specify suitable systems for your project
  • Customer support

Training Experience

I have taught my IT consultancy clients of all skills levels. I have previously been a mentor and tutor for a junior software developer as well as a GCSE mathematics tutor.

I have more than 3 years experience as a classroom tutor teaching IT skills (from beginners to level 3 Microsoft Office).

I also have over 3 year experience developing and delivering IT courses. I have also delivered (and modified) a pre-prepared Disability Awareness /Confidence course either as a solo trainer or part of a small team of trainers.

IT Experience

I am an experienced web developer with over 4 years commercial experience of building and maintaining Drupal websites.

I am a skilled software developer with more than six years commercial experience of C, C++, Visual Basic 6 and SQL software development and three years designing and developing software in C#. With over 14 years experience of providing technical support for both PC and Mac users and an in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of software and hardware.

I’ve extensive software development and PC support experience, enabling me to understand and manage a wide variety of IT projects and provide IT consultancy services. I have a broad knowledge of operating systems and commercial products.

Project Coordination Experience

My previous work has included a large amount of project coordination across multiple concurrent software development projects and releasing the results on a single CD. I have also conceived, built and run a disability website for over 12 years (6 years in it's final form) before transferring it in 2017 to a local disability organisation.

Previous projects have also included:

  • Specifying and maintaining a set of office PCs
  • Maintenance of an MRP system on an RS600 AIX server
  • Installation and configuration of a stock control system
  • Assisting with the IT strategy and support for non-profit organizations
  • Founding, building and running the Disability Advice website

Photography Experience

I have been a volunteer photographer for local non-profit organizations including Brighton Carnival, the Everyman UK and Passing It On. I have exhibited my photography and sell some of my work in the form of greetings cards, calendars and prints.

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