My name is Edward Smith and I am a Web Programmer and Developer based in Nottingham.
As well as programming I am somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, so you could say I’m not your average programmer. I have been undertaking extreme sports from a young age, especially anything with a board including skateboarding, snowboarding and wake boarding. I did gymnastics for many years so balance and agility from this have played a huge part, plus I can do a backflip which is always a crowd pleaser. When I am not programming or ‘boarding’ I can usually be found in the gym lifting weights, working out to improve my overall strength and fitness. In line with the extreme sports persona I enjoy listening to various genres of rock music, going to gigs on a regular basis and festivals such as Download and Sonisphere every year. I also have a keen interest in languages and have been learning French and Spanish privately on a regular basis for over a year.
Server side ASP.NET C# programming using .NET 4, SQL, LLBLGen ORM and LINQ to SQL as well as OWASP security knowledge.
Web application development using the latest responsive techniques to target a range of devices from mobile phones to tablets.
Extensive knowledge of front end development languages including the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques.
Ability to innovate and create customised and tailored website and logo designs for clients using various graphic design software.
Experience carrying out SEO techniques combined with web analytics to boost client website standings within search engines.