Ben Cole

I am a freelance web developer based in Truro, Cornwall. I have studied as a level 4 software development apprentice. My web development stack consists of using, Laravel the PHP framework; HTML, CSS and Javascript, specifically JQuery.


Experience

Apprentice Software Developer

As an apprentice, my duties included managing client relations, developing projects for clients and maintaining existing repositories whilst studying for a Level 4 Apprenticeship. I have gained experience with Laravel, MySQL, JQuery and PHP.

August 2018 - April 4th 2019

"Mission Participant"

For a week in Autumn, 2017, I was invited by Software Cornwall's Game Changer project to attend their "Mission to Mars" programme. Over the week, we went through programming basics, using C to programme robots and went over fundementals such as Git Source Control, Agile Development ideologies, Pair Programing and Test-Driven development. I participated multiple times, as a participant and would love to return to help mentor other budding tech talent.

August 2017

Education

Truro and Penwith College

Level 4 Software Developer

I studied for a level 4 software development qualitifcation at Truro and Penwith College for 9 months, but have taken leave to look at a job role. Will be looking to continue studying at a later date.

September 2018 - May 2019

Redruth Community Sixth Form

AS Levels earned: English Literature, History
August 2016 - November 2017

Redruth Community School (GCSE)

Studying: English Literature, English Language, History, Additional Science, Maths, Sport Science, Business Studies and
August 2002 - May 2006

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Manuals and Explanations about how the solution works
  • Maintaining the Project & keeping you happy!

Interests

Asides spending my day creating pages on the ever expanding internet, I enjoy hobbies out about in real life, such as playing Magic the Gathering (TCG) and Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. Actively, I seek to swim as much as possible, take long costal walks and then relax in the evening reading under a tree.

I'm a huge Star Wars, Marvel and Game of Thrones fan!

As an avid reader, I like to try and read / listen to audio books a lot of the time. My current reading material is Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. My current audio book is 12 rules for life by Jordan B Peterson.

You can find me at a few digital meetups around the south west as shown below:

Brands and Interests

Portfolio

Memory Pad

Astute Estates


Contact me

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