My name is Andrew Millar, I am 37 years old and I live in Newcastle upon Tyne. I currently work as an IT Technician and Web Developer for Joseph Swan Academy in Gateshead.
I have been building websites for 17 years now, mostly for friends or schools. I have also been developing web applications for internal Academy use for the past 4 years. These web applications have progressed from single page PHP scripts to MVC applications created with the Symfony 2 framework. I would describe myself as a full stack developer as, due to me being the sole developer in the Academy, I need to have knowledge of both front and backend development.
In my personal life my hobbies include computer gaming, board games, live action roleplay and leatherwork. I started leatherwork as a means to make cheap armour for my first Larp event 11 years ago and have since spent a lot of my spare time learning to use all the different tools and techniques to make a variety of items. A portfolio of my leatherwork can be found below.
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Since starting to build websites I have used a number of different web development languages and programs. Those I have used recently and am confident with are: