Christopher David Heanan

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Welcome

I'm a web developer, working in Newcastle, well more at home these days. I love the challenge it brings! I regularly listen to Syntax with Wes and Scott, and Jack over at Darknet Diaries. I try and attend my local PHP and Frontend user group when I can. Before I was a web developer I was a primary teacher. It was great fun teaching young minds, I do miss the classroom. I live with my wife and 3 year old son, we have been married for over 6 years. In my spare time I like to go hiking and try outdoor sports. But sometimes it's nice to just chill out at home, working through a sudoku, playing some good old Command & Conquer or tomb raiding on my Playstation.

Frontend

HTML          

CSS          

Sass          

PostCSS          

JS (ES2015+)          

Vue/Vuex          

React          

jQuery          

Server Side

PHP          

MySQL          

Git          

Bash          

Docker          

Ansible          

Vagrant          

Frameworks & Libraries

Laravel          

OctoberCMS          

Bootstrap          

MDC          

FuelPHP          

Codeigniter          

Wordpress          

Templating Languages

Blade          

Twig          

Asset Compiling

Webpack          

Gulp          

Mix          

Education

PGCE Upper Primary
York St. John University, York 2010-2011

BSc Software Engineering (Sandwich)
University of Teesside, Middlesbrough 2005-2009


Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze May 2003

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Sept 2003

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Nov 2006


Hobbies

  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Sudoku
  • Guitar
  • Netflix
  • Tomb Raider
  • GTA
  • Building Websites

Employment

PHP Developer
JUMP, Newcastle Jan 2016 - Present

Developer, responsible for development of websites front & backend, using the Laravel and October CMS. Using PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, PostCSS, Javascript, Git, Webpack, Docker and much more...

PHP Developer
Colewood Internet, Stokesley Dec 2012 - Jan 2016

Developer, responsible for development of websites front & backend, using Wordpress, Laravel and the FuelPHP framework. Working with languages and tools like PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript & jQuery, Git, Bash and much more...

Supply Teacher
Teaching Personnel, Middlesbrough Sept 2012 - Dec 2012

Cover teaching in schools around Middlesbrough.

Primary Teacher
St. Aidan's C of E Primary Memorial Primary, Harlepool Sept 2011 - Sept 2012

Here I gained my NQT Qualification. I taught a mixed year 3/4 class, responsible for planning, assessment and preparing lessons. Subjects such as numeracy, literacy, science, ICT, Topic and Swimming. I also ran a Tennis club after school.

I support my local user groups!

Every month there are a couple of user group talk in the north east area. When I can I like to attend to gain some knowledge, network and usally eat some pizza!