Alex Adams BEng (Hons) MIET

Hi I'm a software engineer and web developer and through my business Juju Digital I help people with their online marketing.

When I'm not developing websites or internet marketing strategies I have a go at smallholding. In the past I've kept and raised chickens and rare breed pigs with my wife and daughters on our micro holding in Suffolk. We've reduced the livestock for a while now and currently have a colony of bees.

I am an avid reader and usually have about three or four books on the go at once. I read a lot of non-fiction about entrepreneurship, marketing, developing and social media but I also read biographies and fiction. Most evenings around about 7pm though I'm reading bedtime stories to my young daughters.

I love film and theatre as well and I've been actively involved in both in the past. I have tried my hand at writing, directing and performing. One of my proudest moments from my theatre work has to be when I produced a fringe event of short plays that included one that I had written. To see my own words brought to life on stage with an engaged audience was a real buzz.

I have been working with web technologies off and on since 1999 and in 2007 started running my own web design, development and management business, Juju Digital. This business started life as Juju Web Solutions and in the summer of 2011 I took voluntary redundancy from my full-time emloyer of 10 years to concentrate fully on a more complete service and the business went through a re-branding excercise at the same time as re-postioning itself as a marketing & design consultancy. In the Autumn of 2011 Juju Digital Ltd was incorporated.

If you want to read more about my professional history please vistit my LinkedIn profile.

Credentials

I am a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and I hold an upper second class bachaelor of engineering with honours gained at the University of Plymouth (Graduated 2000).

Vocational training

2011   Feabas Ltd Advanced C++ for real time systems (1 week)
2006   West Suffolk College - Foundation Food Hygiene (1 day)
Collin Associates - Internal Quality Systems Auditor Course (1 day)
2003   Thales Université - Project Management (1 week) Thales Université - Time Management (1 day))
 
2002   Thales Université - Project Management Foundation (2 days)
ERA Technology - The Art of Designing for EMC (1 day)
 
2000   Microsoft Visual Basic - Mastering the Fundamentals (4 days)
 
1993   City & Guilds 7261/2 Diploma in Computer Applications
 
1992   City & Guilds 7261/1 Certificate in Computer Applications
 
1988   EITB Certificate in Engineering
Alex Adams

Skills base

Web based development

  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • PHP
    • Procedural
    • Object Oriented
  • JavaScript
    • jQuery
  • MySQL

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress
  • ExpressionEngine

Application development

Languages

  • Java
  • Visual/C++
    • Microsoft
    • Borland
  • Visual Basic
  • LabView
  • ADA

Tools & enviornments

  • Net Beans
  • PHP Storm
  • Rhapsody
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 6
  • LDRA (static and dynamic testing)
  • Bounds Checker
  • Git
  • Subversion

Platforms

  • Windows
    • 98, NT, 2000, XP, 7
  • Mac OS X
    • 10.9 Mavericks
    • 10.8 Mountain lion
    • 10.4 Tiger
  • Linux/unix
    • Ubuntu Server/Desktop
    • OpenSolaris
    • OpenSuse 10.2 Server

Administration

  • Tomcat 7
  • SVN
  • Apache 2 HTTP Server
  • VSFTP
  • MySQL 5