Daniel Gent
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04.2014 - Present


Building bespoke websites for clients in PHP and the LAMP stack

  • Wordpress for typical small client sites. Magento for larger e-commerce sites
  • Typical development using PHP and MySQL on Apache on a Linux OS
  • Mixture of Digital Ocean VPSs for development and managed Wordpress hosting environments for deployment of client production sites
  • Git repositories held on BitBucket using Git also to deploy to live and dev sites

Wordpress development normally consists of bespoke development using Roots, which uses:

  • HTML5 Boilerplate, and Grunt as a task runner for JS and CSS minifying and linting
  • Built using Bootstrap for Responsive Web Design
  • Modern HTML5 and CSS3 web techniques using the latest web fonts
09.2010 - 04.2013



Using ASP.NET to build custom online benefit calculators.

Worked on various websites that had on average 6000 hits a day (and peaks of 140,000)

  • Calculator built using C# in ASP.NET Web Forms in Visual Studio 2008, 2010 and 2012 using .Net 3.5 and .Net 4
  • Modification and upgrade of the calculator to use more Javascript, JQuery and AJAX for a better user experience (replacing old code that used postbacks)
  • Used XML for storing customer specific configuration information
  • Used different code repository systems (as we upgraded through the different versions of .Net and Visual Studio); CVS, Team Foundation Server and Git

I also built a stand-alone offline version of the calculator using Winforms, SQL CE and ClickOnce for delivery to a customer whose employees did not always have internet access.


Dan's Computer Services

  • Experience repairing desktop computers, laptops, network installations (Wi-Fi and cabled), backups, remote desktop, all manners of support.
  • High level of experience of communication skills: Speaking to new people every day, developing a trusting relationship with customers.
  • High level of experience of promotion skills for business: Introducing myself to potential customers, designing flyers, SEO on website.

Goldman Sachs

Intern Programmer in Equities Electronic Trading and Sales in Central London office

  • Worked on team that built “Ocean” custom trading software in a high pressure environment with colleagues across several continents and time zones
  • Ocean was built using.NET and C# in Visual Studio using WinForms. Used MS SQL Server backend
  • Worked on other various projects with different technologies; Java, Unix, CVS and other technologies in an international team
  • Experience of working with Development, Test, QA and Production Environments

Runshaw College

  • Worked with the IT team in an infrastructure upgrade project for the total migration from Novell Netware to Active Directory of the College network
  • Replaced over 2000 NT workstations to higher specification Windows XP machines (including setting up and installing software)
  • Involved in the wiring up of several network switches and building of Cisco racks
2004 – 2008

University of Manchester

Bsc (Hons) in Computer Science 1st

Involved modules on a wide range of subjects such as

  • Object Orientated Programming in Java and C++
  • Underlying knowledge of computer hardware
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Software Engineering; processes such as SCRUM y modelling languages like UML
2002 – 2004

Runshaw College, Leyland

  • 4 A-levels: Maths A(560/600), Physics A(566/600), Computing A
1998 - 2002

Parklands High School, Chorley

  • 9 GCSEs including Maths A*, Double Science A*A*, History A*, English Language A, English Lit A, IT A