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Jarrod Irwins Portfolio

Welcome to Jarrod Irwin's Portfolio


About Me

I am a 28 year old Web developer from New Zealand. I am currently located in Wellington, New Zealand.

I first started creating websites at the age of 14 with no more then Notepad and MS Paint. I quickly realised web development would be a fantastic career for me so once I completed high school I studied for 3 years, obtained a bachelor degree in IT and entered the workforce as a Web Developer.

I currently have 6+ years commercial experience across the complete SDLC while developing and maintaining web applications. Primary technologies used are PHP, JavaScript/JQuery, HTML, CSS/SASS/LESS, SOLR Search and MysqlSQL/MongoDB. I have developed and worked on both the front-end and back-end of the system in all projects.

For the last 3 1/2 years I have worked extensively with the Drupal CMS building and maintaining numerous web sites/apps and doing my best to contribute back to the open source community and help Drupal grow as a platform.

I have experience working in a small team on innovative projects utilizing performance focused technologies such as SOLR Search, MongoDB and Backbone.JS

Experienced working in one of the world's leading independently owned media companies. Recently been involved in the creation of a custom Drupal distribution and the migration of numerous high profile UK websites to the Drupal framework.

Experienced working for a leading web solutions company in the public sector. Involved in the creation of numerous successful websites based in New Zealand.

My main interests include motorcycles, snowboarding, online and offline gaming, tv/movies, cricket, rugby (union & league) and hanging out with friends.

Technical Skills Summary

Languages/Scripting: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, XML, C#, Perl.

Database Layer: MySQL, MongoDB, MS Access

Presentation Layer: Underscore.JS, (X)HTML, CSS/SASS/LESS, AJAX, Web services, DHTMLX.

Frameworks/CMS: Drupal 6 & 7, Backbone.JS, JQuery, Scriptaculous, ZEND, Wordpress, Easymanage

Software and Tools:GIT, Mercurial, Subversion, Virtual Environments, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, Memcache, Amazon EC2/RDS/S3/Route 53, UNIX/Command Line, Windows, Ubuntu/CentOS, Mac OSX, Various text and image editors.

Education & Qualifications

2005-2007 Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT)


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