James Valentine
Educational Technologist & Server Support at Real Group Ltd
Margate, United Kingdom

WordPress web developer by day, retro computer enthusiast by night. Started programming Qbasic in the mid 90's, moving on to PHP in the 2000's. My skills have been used to generate income from personal projects turned career. Currently working for a company providing private masters degree's and training for teachers and education professionals - Building a strong code base for our bespoke WordPress based learning management system.

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Real Group Ltd
4 years 3 months
Canterbury, United Kingdom Current workspace
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Educational Technologist & Server Support
Nov 2020 - Present (3 years 8 months)
Full stack web development for Campus Online, a bespoke Learning Management System built on WordPress. Working remotely during the pandemic, based in the Canterbury office on a hybrid basis.
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1st Line IT Support Technician
Apr 2020 - Nov 2020 (7 months)
Working mainly as 1st line support for staff and clients, regularly included in smaller web development projects such as building a secure password protected interface for clients to watch recordings of webinars post event. Reverse engineering the companies old CRM database to build a basic staff interface to obtain historic records. Writing PHP scripts to interface with our current CRM system via it's SOAP API to bulk update records appropriately.
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Books 'n' DVDs
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014 (10 months)
Owner - Developer
Development of custom OpenCart themes and bespoke plugins for an online used book, DVD & game store.
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Linux Distro UK
Jan 2005 - Aug 2014 (9 years 7 months)
Sole trader
Maintaining and customising the business website (ZenCart and later OpenCart). Developing custom plugins and responsive site themes. Responding to support queries with regards to installing and using various Linux distributions.
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NPQ programme couse site
May 2020 - Present
Real Group Ltd
Building bespoke programme sites for National Professional Qualifications. Development includes: Interfacing with the DfE REST API to track programme bookings and submit milestone markers to the Track and Pay API. PHP work includes building a complex 8 step registration process. Programme sites are required to be AA WCAG compliant of which all have passed.
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RetroCrypt - Retro gaming databse
Jan 2020 - Present
Developing a retro games database built on WordPress. Custom WordPress plugin and theme development. This is an ongoing project built in my spare time.
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Personal programming blog
Mar 2013 - Present
Personal website related to programming of open source WordPress plugins and programming related blog.
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The Open University
BSc, Open
Jan 2014 - Jan 2020
Studying a BSc Open with modules based around computer science and software development.
Canterbury College
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Canterbury College
BTEC First Diploma, Music Technology and Performing Arts
Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

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