Hi, I'm Josh, a Software Developer from South England.
I grew up in a quaint little seaside town called Hastings (it's famous for a minor skirmish or something) and graduated from the University of Brighton with first class honors. I got into computers at a young age and have been excited about advances in the technology around us ever since. I'm passionate about building new, exciting experiences that can impact the lives of thousands of people across the globe. Or mildly please two elderly people in Bexhill-on-Sea. It's good to have realistic goals sometimes.
Master of Malt is a multi-award winning eCommerce website. For the past seven years I've worked as a Senior Developer where I've been involved in a wide range of projects, including the public facing eCommerce site, the back end CMS for editorial, stock control and order processing, the warehouse picking and packing systems and more, all of which have been custom built for the companies ever evolving needs.
Ignition is an open source project I've developed in my free time. It's a website foundation built on the MVC framework CodeIgniter. Ignition's goals are to provide a base level of features, such as user registration, login, profile management and even a lightweight blog; allowing you to build a site more quickly without reinventing the wheel every time.
Gaming with Lemons is another open source project I started. It's a video game collection, wishlist and backlog tracker that aims to eliminate the flaws I found in similar services. It's designed for real people who own games multiple times, it uses structured data so you can see which of your friends has played a game and you can leave at anytime by exporting your data. Gaming with Lemons is built on top of Ignition, which allows both projects to benefit from each other.
If you would like to get in contact with me, you can find me on Twitter, or send a good old fashion email. I don't get very much email these days, so this would be quite exciting. It's like having a pen pal. But with less pens.