Hello world, my name is Jacob
and I design and develop

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About Me

I am twenty two years old in a Trainee Back-End Developer role at Nublue, I have also graduated from Edge Hill University with a masters degree in Web Design and Development. Here is a story on how I got into Web Development from the age of twelve/thirteen in high school.

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I have a passion for learning new things that interests me, for example around the start of high school at the age of twelve I got my first laptop and I loved using it everyday! Then one day I thought to myself 'how does this little machine actually work?' So after some researching I learned about the components of the computer such as, the RAM, CPU, Hard Drives, Graphic Cards. Due to this I bought more gigabytes of RAM for my laptop and installed it myself and then the hard drive.

In year eleven in high school I had to choose what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was down to me to choose which course to do at collage, with only being sixteen I didn't actually know what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to doing something in the world of computing, 'computer engineering maybe?' I said to myself. I just didn't know I was hoping I could find the right pathway in collage.

During my time in collage I built my own gaming PC and I had it in my head that I wanted to do something related with building computers so at the age of eighteen I was starting university enrolled on a Network and Security degree because that degree was the only one at Edge Hill related to computer hardware in Computing. I picked Edge Hill because in your first year they make you do all the modules from different courses in Computing then give you the option to swap onto any of them courses at the end of the year. And because of this I discovered Web Development, I enjoyed every task given to me in the Web Design and Development module from the small tasks to the bigger assignment at the end of the year. In first year I get taught HTML and CSS and because I was really interested in it and eager to know more I went out and bought some books about HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery.

And as you've probably guessed I did swap onto the Web Design and Development course at the end of year and here I am today. A confident Web Developer with a range of skills, using my own time to discover old and new languages and frameworks in the world of Web Development. from PHP and Laravel to Javascript, React.js and Ruby on Rails.

Putting Web Development aside I also like listening to music and playing games. And occasionally playing football and supporting my team every weekend. I'm a big Walking Dead fan I have read all the comics and love watching the TV show every monday. Apart from that I also like going out and socialising with my friends and family whenever I can to trips to the movies or a meal. Oh and I love Football Manager!

I have loved everything technical from a young age when I got my first laptop which led me onto a IT course in collage. In collage I built a gaming PC which made decide what I kind of wanted to do at University, something Computing related, possibly hardware based? At Edge Hill they make do a module from every course on Computing then give you the option to swap onto one of them courses at the end of the year. Because of this I discovered Web Development which I found a huge interest for so I decided to swap onto Web Design and Development degree. Two years on and my love for Web Development has only gotten stronger. And now i'm a confident Web Developer with a range of skills, using my own time to discover old and new languages and frameworks in the world of Web Development. from PHP and Laravel to Javascript, React.js and Ruby on Rails.

I also like playing and watching football, playing games, The Walking Dead, socialising with my friends and family and Football Manager.

My Work

  • SHOW ALL
  • LARAVEL
  • JAVASCRIPT
  • SASS
  • MYSQL
  • JQUERY
  • PHP

Education

Edge Hill University

Achieved a 2nd Class (2:1) Masters Degree In Web Design and Development

Ormskirk, England

2014-2018

West Lancashire College

Achieved Distinction Distinction Merit (DDM) at level 3 BTEC in IT

Skelmersdale, England

2012-2014

Glenburn Sports College

Achieved C or above in 5 GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science

Skelmersdale, England

2007-2012

Work Experince

Talk Talk

Intern

Manchester, England

Nov 2nd - Nov 6th 2015

Nublue

Trainee Back-End Developer

Lancaster, England

July 2018 - Present