Simon Hayre BSc Hons
Senior PHP Developer
In my current post as a senior PHP Developer at Wren Kitchens, I lead a team of developers working on the company's eCommerce website.
Previously I have worked as a Web researcher/developer, for a JISC funded project to help stimulate the local economy.
In past roles I have supported client IT needs, including network problems, email or website issues. I have experience working as a lead developer for the HALO EPOS-R iPad and for the ACDM mobile project for Bytron (Mediademon's sister company).
Ever since I dismantled my first pocket calculator, I have had a passion for computers. I guess you could say, I wrote my first program when I was 11 years old after receiving my first electronics kit which came with a bunch of relays. Using a remote control circuit board and a few motors, I put it all together and made a remote controlled lock.
After leaving college, I dabbled with retail and eventually returned to education at 21 to the University of Lincoln in 2005. Whilst at University I learnt how to develop websites using HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS and ASP.net. I successfully wrote my final project using PHP as a way to protect intellectual property of images from copyright theft. In my spare time I built websites for other student's projects and for local businesses.
I graduated in September 2009 gaining a 2:1 with Hons in BSc Web Technology. In the same year I moved to Hull and started working at Simon Storage in Immingham as a Network Technician. Nine months later, I started at ACT and progressed from there.