Freelance Android App Developer, London, UK
My first computer was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the 1980s. Later I worked for Computer Concepts who created the first word processor, Wordwise, for the Acorn BBC Micro. I have a degree in Computer Science from Durham University. I spent many years building web applications using the Microsoft .NET Framework, and co-wrote several of the first .NET books covering ASP.NET, C# and VB.NET (published by Wrox Press). Since 2010 I have specialised in building Android mobile apps using Java, and more recently Kotlin. I am one of a limited number of Android app developers to have a gold Android badge on Stackoverflow.
Although my vocation is software development, I am an entrepreneur at heart. I have previously founded or co-founded several startups (including one that attracted venture capital investment), two of which I have sold. I currently own a property business that provides safe and secure homes to people in and around the London area.
My hobbies include film, TV, and travel to cities (especially in the United States and Hungary). I speak a small amount of Hungarian, and am slowly learning more. I am healthily obsessed with the pop art of Keith Haring. I can also juggle fire and knives.
I live in Southwark in central London, just south of the river Thames. I live with a chronic medical condition that limits my physical mobility. This is the primary reason why I only work from home, but I also find working from home is significantly more efficient and productive for me and for my clients.
A comprehensive CV is available on request.