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I am the Head of Technology at Breakthrough Media where I run the team of software developers and digital project managers. Our focus is primarily LAMP stack based technology, however over the past year I have helped the team move away from WordPress and jQuery development to more general development.
Prior to Breakthrough Media I worked as a freelance software developer for a number of agencies including BBH, Wolff Olins, WTG and WebCredible. The work ranged from private to public sector and focused on areas such as digital marketing and web development. Along with this I have run my own business which found success in 2012-13 when I released a social media analytics app, that has been used by over 1 million people, and then sold part of my business.
I have strong communication skills, having regularly presented talks in both business and public settings. In addition while at WebCredible I spent four years running their HTML and CSS training courses.
Worked with WTG to update one case management system and start the build of another, both in Laravel, for central government departments. In addition to this I worked on several updates for a WordPress Intranet system for the NHS. All the work involved Unit Testing and following SOLID coding principles.
Founder and Lead Developer of Social Media Development Company. Released the Fakers App in 2012. Also produced social media marketing and analytics software for other companies. More information can be found at http://statuspeople.com or @StatusPeople on Twitter.
In 2011 I started my own social media analytics company. In 2012 I launched the Fakers App, it has been very successful and been used by over one million people. It was also mentioned in the media across the world including Mashable along with an interview on CNN.
During 2013 I sold half of the business to a larger company, but I still run the Fakers App.
Forbes gave us a mention in their article about social media fame and how much it costs.
USA Today mention StatusPeople in their article regarding Social Media click farms.
NDTV interview me for their progamme on Fake Social Meida and Politics, about 11 mins in.
The New York Times mention StatusPeople in their article about how Fake Followers, Likes and Views on Social Media has become a multi-million dollar industry.
BBC Spain asked me for my opinion on Nate Silver and his work on big data in relation to the US Elections. You might need to use Google Translate for this one.
I was interviewed by the Evening Standard in relation to Fake Followers on Twitter and my Fakers App.
I appeared on BBC Radio 4 show You and Yours to discuss social media spam. I appear about 7 minutes in.
I appeared on CNN to discuss fake and spam followers on Twitter.
I was interviewed and mentioned in the New York Times in relation to the Fake Followers Apps.
The Fakers App got a mention in Mashable.
The Fakers App got a mention in FastCompany.
The Fakers App got a mention in The Telegraph in relation to former MP Louis Mensch's Twitter follower problems.