I am a young & motivated programmer, I enjoy what I do and am very enthusiastic about it
My name is Andrew Dean and I am a current second year undergraduate at the University of Northampton studying Game Development BSC which I topped up from a HND.
Although I study Game Development, I wish to pursue a career in website/application development as they are the areas I am most passionate about. This encouraged me to create this web portfolio.
During my time in university I have learnt many programing languages & skills which I am always developing and building on.
If you have any website/application related projects/vacancies, feel free to contact me in the contact section of the website, or download my CV which includes more information about me and my skills.
I am able to create database driven websites such as blogs and job websites using languages such as PHP and MYSQL.
I have proven my knowledge in several projects I've taken on and you will be able to view and use a few of them in my portfolio.
I believe a websites appearance will determine how well a business does and have made some professional looking websites for some clients and in my own personal projects.
Unfortunately, most students do not have hands on experience on setting up a server or hosting a website as University focuses on the programming side. However, I researched about servers & hosting as I believed it would help me in the future having hands on experience.
During my time programming, problem solving has been an important aspect as without it things can go terribly wrong and I believe I am able to tackle any problems head on and always give it my best.
I’m able to break down and manage tasks effectively. Throughout my A levels and university studies, as well as during my internship, I used Excel to organise and manage tasks in a visual way using gant charts.
I will always learn from my mistakes and incorporate solutions into future work.
During my first year of University after I had finished, I was able to get offered an internship which lead to my passion in web development, taught me a lot about websites and gave me a lot of invaluable experience which I wouldn’t have learnt from university, such as cross platform support and several different tools which can be utilized when building a website.
Over the years I have built several computers including my own and a personal sever so I know what’s in my computer and how it all works. This has helped me develop my technical skills and given me a better understanding of how software works.
Although I am primarily a programmer I still have a creative side and have good experience and knowledge of using Photoshop and Photography which I learnt in my A levels during Photography AS and have continued my learning on my own.