For seven years I have had the privilege to work for An organisation that has pushed what is possible in terms of Open Source technology.

During my time at Timble I have been exposed to, broken apart, rebuilt, re-purposed deployment systems, continuous integration pipelines, remote server provisioning, Docker containers, and found out that I was rather good at testing other people's code. This testing work lead into automated tests which seamlessly integrated into our existing stack.

Before joining I was the Online Services Team Leader for Development and Society, the largest faculty at Sheffield Hallam University. I managed a team of 4 individuals and developed great `soft skills` including customer service, project management, stake holder management and team management. This was possible because I have the ability to get along with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Front end

Version control/ GIT:

Dev ops

Testing/ debugging:
Build automation tools:
Console commands:
Remote server provision:

Soft skills

Team building:
Leading teams:
Project management:

Head of Web - << redacted for now >>, February 2022 - ongoing

Senior Full Stack Developer –, July 2021 – February 2022

Freelance IT/ Web Consultant - May 2010 – Ongoing - Dev-ops/ Chief Tester and breaker of things - Principle developer

Online Services Team Leader - January 2005 - April 2010

Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB

Faculty Projects Multimedia Developer, Development and Society

April 2004 - January 2005 Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB

Snowboard Instructor

July 2002 - April 2008 - Sheffield Ski Village


Cheltenham Bournside School
(Sept '95-July '98)
A Levels: Economics (A) Geography (A) Biology (B) As Level: Law (A)
Additional Responsibilities: Prefect, Librarian, B- Team Rugby Captain
Sheffield University
(Sept '98- July '02)
LLB Law (2:2)
Additional Responsibilities: President of the Sheffield Snowboard Society
Sheffield Hallam University (September 2004- 2008) PgDip e-Learning, Multimedia and Consultancy
Additional Responsibilities: Student Course Representative, Learning Support Tutor, Runner Up Student Enterprise Challenge 2008/09


3 Days PRINCE2 Practitioner (Pass)
3 Days Prince2 Foundation (Pass)
4 Days ITIL Foundation (Pass)
1 Day CITI Foundation Project Management (Pass)
4 Modules Customer Service Care Program (Pass)
1 Day SITS training CAMS 1, 2, 3 (Pass)
2 Day Developing for Joomla 1.0 (Blue Flame LTD)
1 Day Developing for Joomla 1.5 (Blue Flame LTD)
5 days SIC - Sheffield Instructors Course
5 Days SBINZ LV 1 - Level 1 Snowboard Instructor

Johan Janssens

is a passionate digital serial entrepreneur, product developer and business strategist. He is driven to create through building, connecting, and automating "things" to design fun powerful new digital experiences using open technologies.

Kristoffer Sandven

is a professional SEO and Joomla consultant, living in Norway. He's the author of and writes regularly about Joomla and SEO related subjects.