I am a software developer and manager with nearly a decade and a half of experience. I also built Twitter's largest anti-bot app.
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Before Breakthrough Media I worked as a freelance software developer for a number of agencies. This includes BBH, Wolff Olins, WTG and WebCredible. The work ranged from private to public sector and had a focus on areas such as digital marketing and web development. Along with this I ran my own business which found success in 2012 / 13 when I released a social media analytics app that has been used by over one million people.
I have strong communication skills, have presented talks regularly in both business and public settings. And while at WebCredible I spent four years running their HTML and CSS training courses.
I worked at IFPI for a short period providing technical consultancy and advice while helping to manage the development team.
Web Technology Group, now part of Civica, were a development house who worked on UK Government projects. During my time at WTG I worked on a number of PHP based projects including two Laravel sites, a legacy rebuild and a greenfield project. I worked as both a senior developer and a lead developer, we worked in an agile environment with two week sprints and followed Test Driven Development principles. I also did a lot of dev-ops work helping setup and maintain local development and test environments for the teams I worked in.
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.