My name is Kirsty and I make computers do as they are told, most of the time they listen to me and sometimes they don't. Developing is a passion for me, whether its a paid piece of work or a personal project I enjoy and take pride in what I do.
At the moment my skills are more focused on backend web systems, but I enjoy working on a wide array of systems and architectures.
I have a big interest in the medical sector and currently volunteer with the British Red Cross.
In my time at Shelter I have been involved in everything from refactoring old code to dealing with a large amount of technical debt. My main focus is around a few internal api servers which provide the backbone of our online services. One of my responsibilities was to reach feature parity with these new servers so we could decommission old and insecure infrastructure.I have been involved in a wide range of projects within Shelter across all our product teams including projects involving the following:
Most of my role consists of building Laravel based applications to help manage Apps and Systems. I have also been working more with Linux based servers and AWS cloud hosting.
I was initially employed alongside my apprenticeship and then I stayed on as a full stack developer.
Whilst my role is a fullstack developer, my projects mainly consist of websites requiring bespoke systems or admin interfaces. I have gained experience in building mobile apps via Cordova as well as PHP based APIs to go with them. I have built many sites ranging from ecommerce sites with third party inventory management integrations to booking systems for hotels.
Clevergirls is an online gaming community and news site dedicated to promoting and informing players about online games that interest its audience. Content includes articles, podcasts, streaming and a host of other features yet to be released. I worked as the sole developer on the project and was tasked with building both the front and backend of the site.
The frontend was customer facing and displayed articles and other content that was written by authors on the site. The backend contained a simple system for content authors to write articles and upload content. This was then proof read by editors who would make edits before submitting the finished pieces to the site.
Safe Scene UK is an organisation for the sharing information within the BDSM, fetish, sex positive and similar groups. Primarily the information shared in warnings regarding predators and offenders operating within our communities.
Polaris is a automated assistant for an intelligence network for the game EVEonline, it runs and collects information from automated relays and external sources.
Components of Polaris include:
Above is a interactive list of some of the technologies I have worked with and my thoughts on them.
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Currently hold the following internal red cross certifications: