Stephen J WalkerFront/Back End Developer

Graduate of
Teesside University

Graduated 2016 from Teesside University BA(Hons) Web and Multimedia With First Class Honours 1.1


Mature professional with broad technical skill-set, very strong attention to detail, and over 10 years experience in front-end web development. Able to multitask and juggle multiple pressing projects simultaneously. On top of the latest trends and technologies. Ability to improvise, troubleshoot, take ownership, and learn new skills on the job.

  • Birthdate : 15/04/1956
  • Email : stevewalker@walkerdesigns.ca
  • Skillset : Hybrid Mobile Developer, PHP5, MYSQli
  • Frameworks : Yii

resume

Objective - Motivated and highly experienced professional seeking employment in the capacity of a Front/Back-end Web Developer, to put expertise effort, and abundant creativity into building notable bleeding edge web sites for clients.

My Employment History

2016-Now

Graduate Web Developer – Highridge Products

This position is my very first as a new graduate from Teesside University, in which I am very exited and humbled to be considered for the position. My duties are very diverse indeed and include Visual Basic, Visual .Net as well as CMS including Wordpress and Woocommerce. I also get to play with Adobe products including Photoshop. My duties also include Microsoft desktop software including spreadsheats.

2015-2016

NHS Electronic Medical Records (EMR) – James Cook Hospital

This project was selected as my final year dissertation in collaberation with the head of the Parkinsons care unit at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The application is designed to aid in the patient/consultant sessions to gather all relevant information and put into an online database to be accessed by members of the Parkinson's team upon logging in. link to login
If any prospective employers want to see inside, please email me and I will give you a password.

2015-2016

Google Maps API Developer– Tees Archaeology

This position was awarded to me as an Internship during my second year of study at Teesside University. Tees Archaeology is a Government department based in Hartlepool. They have a large database of archaeological sites, my task was to put the database online and have the end user be able to filter through the database by "period" and be able to view all sites within that filter through Google Maps, showing its grid references and other information.

2014-2015

Hybrid Native App Developer– Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

This position was awarded to me as an Internship during my first year of study at Teesside University. The client asked me if I could look into the possibility of designing and creating a "Hybrid Native Mobile App" for members and volunteers to be able to download on a tablet or mobile phone. The main purpose of the app is to take an image of certain species in the area and send back along with the geolocation and a few notes of the circumstances, which will go into the organizations database, the information will give them an idea of the habitat and where the species is thriving or not.

2012-2013

Lead Web-Developer – TadWebsolutions

Responsibilities include Front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript) on currently active projects, performing day to day front/back-end production work on Tadwebsolution's existing portfolio of clients, providing feedback to project team on wireframes and design, and mentoring co-workers.

2011-2012

Web Developer – AGT Fitness

Developed and designed responsive or fluid website for client using html4 and CSS, The site consists of a schedule where a user can find out the time and day an event will accur.

2000-2014

Web Host – WalkerDesigns

Have a web hosting business since 2000 which I have run from my apartment after purchasing 2 U1 blade servers.

My Education

2013-2016

Graduate with BA(Hons) Web and Multimedia – Teesside University

Have recently graduated from Teesside University as an Honors student, passing with a 1.1 grade average. The course covered a whole specrum of modules, including Advanced Server-side Technologies, Client-Focused Business Solutions, Conceptial Design Futures and Digital Media Project, also including Hybrid Mobile App Development.

2013-2014

Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc Web Design)
Teesside University

At present I am studying at Teesside University for a BA(Hons) degree in Web design and Mutimedia. In particular the foundation degree emphasises the industry and professional skills within the web design industry. You undertake a work-related learning project with the support of our industry contacts and partners. The FdSc Web Design offers the potential to transfer to the final year of the BA (Hons) Web and Multimedia on completion.

2000-2002

Visual Basic 6 – CDI College Of Business

Attended CDI in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada for two year degree course in Visual basic and graduated in 2002 as an A Student.

1979-1984

City and Guilds – Twickenham College Of Technology

After serving a five year apprentiship, Graduated as a Carpenter and Joiner.

Programming Skills

  • html5

  • css3

  • JQuery

  • JQuery Mobile

  • AJAX / JSon

  • php / MYSql

  • Javascript

  • actionscript

Graphic Skills

  • photoshop CS6

  • illustrator

  • fireworks

  • indesign

  • Corell PSP

Desktop publishing

  • MS word 2013

  • Ms excell 2013

  • Powerpoint

  • ftp / ssh

Personal Skills

listed below are a few of my traits and quirks that have been developed over the years.

  • Responsible
  • diligent
  • Honest
  • Rigorous
  • Creative
  • Funny
  • Great Communicator
  • Mature

portfolio

Academic Studies

This section of the website shows how we at Teesside University spend our time, as it is not just designing websites but a lot of accademic studying needs to be met, including Report Writing and using the Harvard Method for referencing our work. I do want to point out the fact that these academic reports and works that you will find here belong to me as a 1st year Foundation Degree (BA) student and therefor cannot expect to be precise works, although please return here after I have graduated.



Oral Presentations - PowerPoint Downloadable Examples

Presentations – whether they are made with Powerpoint or other applications, are a great way to support a speech, visualize complicated concepts or focus attention on a subject.


  • Module: Web Industry Skills - Who Am I download MSPowerpoint document
  • The first thing that gives a professional touch to any presentation is the design. Keep the design very basic and simple. It shall not distract, pick an easy to read font face, carefully select font sizes for headers and text, and try to eave room for highlights, such as images or take home messages, decorate scarcely but well. Restrict the room your design takes up and don’t ever let the design restrict your message.
  • Module: Interactive Animation - Adobe Flash CS6 Panorama download MSPowerpoint document
  • Consistently use the same font face and sizes on all slides.
  • Module: Web Development Project - NextGen2014 - The Way Foreward download MSPowerpoint document
Critical Reflecting

Critical reflection is a reasoning process to make meaning of an experience. Critical reflection is descriptive, analytical, and critical, and can be articulated in a number of ways such as in written form, orally, or as an artistic expression. In short, this process adds depth and breadth to an experience and builds connections between course content and the experience. Often, a reflection activity is guided by a set of written prompts. A best practice for critical reflection is that students to respond to prompts before, during, and after their experience; therefore, the prompts should be adjusted to match the timing of the reflection. Critical reflection can be integrated into any type of experiential learning activity - inside the classroom or outside the classroom.


Final Year
  • Module: Advanced Serverside Technology - Deployment of Yii download document a new window will open
  • It is important to understand what critical reflection is NOT. It is not a reading assignment, it is not an activity summary, and it is not an emotional outlet without other dimensions of experience described and analyzed..
  • Module: Client Focused Business Solutions - Team Critical Relection docs download document a new window will open
  • Critical reflection should be carefully designed by the instructor to generate and document student learning before, during, and after the experience.
  • Module: Conceptial Design Futures - Reflection on Video Editing with IMovie download document a new window will open
Academic Report Writing - Downloadable Examples

Report writing is an essential skill for professionals. A report aims to inform, as clearly and succinctly as possible. Here at teesside University all students on this particular course are taught this from the very beginning.


First Year
  • Module: Interactive Animation - Flash Game Documentation download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report is similar to an essay in that both need: formal style, introduction, body and conclusion, analytical thinking and careful proof-reading and neat presentation.
  • Module: Interface and Digital Content Design - Panda Cola download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report differs from an essay in that a report: presents information, not an argument, is meant to be scanned quickly by the reader, it uses numbered headings and sub-headings, uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable and lastly it uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations).
  • Module: Web Development Project - NextGen2014 download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
Second Year
  • Module: Interactive Animation - Flash Game Documentation download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report is similar to an essay in that both need: formal style, introduction, body and conclusion, analytical thinking and careful proof-reading and neat presentation.
  • Module: Interface and Digital Content Design - Panda Cola download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report differs from an essay in that a report: presents information, not an argument, is meant to be scanned quickly by the reader, it uses numbered headings and sub-headings, uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable and lastly it uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations).
  • Module: Web Development Project - NextGen2014 download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
Final Year
  • Module: Digital Media Project - Progress Review download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report is similar to an essay in that both need: formal style, introduction, body and conclusion, analytical thinking and careful proof-reading and neat presentation.
  • Module: Digital Media Project - Project Proposal   download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report differs from an essay in that a report: presents information, not an argument, is meant to be scanned quickly by the reader, it uses numbered headings and sub-headings, uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable and lastly it uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations).
  • Module: Digital Media Project - Project Report   download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • Module: Accessability and User Experience - Accessibility Auditt   download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report differs from an essay in that a report: presents information, not an argument, is meant to be scanned quickly by the reader, it uses numbered headings and sub-headings, uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable and lastly it uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations).
  • Module: Accessability and User Experience - Final Report   download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
  • A report differs from an essay in that a report: presents information, not an argument, is meant to be scanned quickly by the reader, it uses numbered headings and sub-headings, uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable and lastly it uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations).
  • Module: Conceptial Design Futures - Final Report and Reflection   download PDF document The download will be a .pdf file.
Certificates and Awards - Downloadable Examples

Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The data collection component of research is common to all fields of study. While methods vary by discipline, the emphasis on ensuring accurate and honest collection remains the same. The goal for all data collection is to capture quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible answer to questions that have been posed.


CDI College - Canada
  • Computer Programmer: Interacive Animation - Critique and Evaluation ICA 1 download PDF document
  • A formal data collection process is necessary as it ensures that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. The process provides both a baseline from which to measure and in certain cases a target on what to improve.
  • Computer Programmer Results: Interacive Animation - Critique and Evaluation ICA 1 download PDF document
  • A formal data collection process is necessary as it ensures that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. The process provides both a baseline from which to measure and in certain cases a target on what to improve.
Second Year Teesside University
  • Expo Talent - Critique and Evaluation ICA 1 download PDF document
  • A formal data collection process is necessary as it ensures that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. The process provides both a baseline from which to measure and in certain cases a target on what to improve.
  • Foundation Degree - FdSc Web and Multimedia  pdf file with "Survey Monkey" and was able to embed it within the Interface designed for the ICA module.
  • Distorted findings result in wasted resources and can mislead other researchers to pursue fruitless avenues of investigation. This compromises decisions for public policy, and causes harm to human participants and animal subjects.
Final Year Teesside University
  • Entrepanuer Award Interacive Animation - Critique and Evaluation ICA 1 download PDF document
  • A formal data collection process is necessary as it ensures that data gathered are both defined and accurate and that subsequent decisions based on arguments embodied in the findings are valid. The process provides both a baseline from which to measure and in certain cases a target on what to improve.

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