Nick Sorbie

Overview

Web Developer / Web Designer from Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire & Essex border.

Not too far from Cambridge, not too far from London.

With just under 2 years commercial experience in both Front and back end development ().

My Goal

 To improve in the field of web design, while continuing to enhance and specialise my computing strengths 

Story

After Graduating with a Environmental Sciences degree, I discovered it was time for me to focus on an industry where I could do what I love doing and perhaps make some money in the process. So I sat down and gathered together my strengths and weaknesses.

I came to the conclusion that programming was going to be the way forward from this point as I had already done A-Level computing and 2 Visual Basic modules while studying.

From there, I have taken one year since graduating to work (service industry) for funding and retraining (various intensive training courses, ).

Now however, after getting my first two steps comfortably into the industry, I am up to the stage where I need to refine my career choice and grow further.

What I Do

This is a list of web technologies that I have experience with and their relative rating.

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • VB
  • C#

In my current position, my main duties include working on 3 user platforms and company website; building and integrating new requested and required features from scratch as well bug fixing and DB management. Company platforms include integrating Cisco phone technology into databases via user web portals, customer and customer accounts management.

This involves daily use of PHP in Codeignitor MVC Framework in Zend Studio.

Education

PHP Web Programming & MySQL (Dotpeak Web Design & Development, Kings Cross, London).

HTML & CSS (Dotpeak Web Design & Development, Kings Cross, London).

Adobe Design (Dotpeak Web Design & Development, Kings Cross, London).

10266 - Programming in C# (A1 Computing, Liverpool Street London).

10267 - Web development with MS visual studio, ASP.NET # (A1 Computing, Liverpool Street, London).

IFS 360 - XML based Software Testing industry experience.

Schooling

Kingston University London - BSc Environmental Hazards & Disaster management: 2007-2010.

Bishops Stortford High School - 3 A levels & 1 AS level: 2006. 10 GCSE's: 2004.