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I'm a software developer with a background in design and experience founding and running a tech startup.
I pride myself on clarity of communication, a focus on delivering project goals, and a professional attitude.
I offer consultancy, ideation and software development.
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I work with a broad range of web-stack components; servers (Apache, Nginx), data stores (MySQL, Mongo, Redis), and provisioning (Vagrant, Ansible). I also do Serverless (Lambda) and other technologies (including AWS services).
I can work within a team, help build a team, advise, or work as a sole-developer.
Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Tech Businesses
Contact me for an informal chat about your requirements.
I'm available for a day rate of £475.
Rate negotiable for equity and longer-term work.
Discounts for North East-based startups younger than 2 years, and with less than £25k funding.
I also enjoy working on creative projects, particularly with open or socially-relevant data.
I have a background in commercial games development, and am interested in collaborative work.
Let's discuss your requirements...
Bootstrap CTO / Technical Architect / Developer
James is a highly experienced web developer, a strong communicator and a very pleasant person to work with.
He tacked a complex project of ours with ease - juggling the roles of system architect, web developer and team leader.
I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Lead Developer / Bootstrap CTO
I have worked with James on several projects during the last 3 years, bringing him in as both lead developer and interim CTO. He has the ability to step into projects and provide a considered assessment of the technology, clearly articulating pros and cons before delivering a recommended course of action in light of your business goals.
James' development skills are matched by his commitment, communication and management skills and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a developer, technical problem solver and interim CTO.
Support Developer / Agency
James worked on a challenging project and brought new life, great insight and delivered quality work. We've been very impressed with his skill, diverse abilities and quick delivery without compromise on quality.
We had a challenging project that he was able to navigate and come up with solutions that added to the integrity of the development. It made things run much better and gave the development a much cleaner process.
If you're looking for quality, sophisticated development work, matched with an easy going professional attitude, we would strongly recommend James.
We hope to continue to work with James as he's high calibre and very personable, making working with him superb on many levels.
During our Ignite100 mentoring session with James we identified what has now become the core of our product.
Since then he has continued to be enthusiastic and supportive of what we are doing and is always happy to make introductions and offer advice.
James is a great combination of technical problem solver and a creative mind.