Ndifreke Ekott

Thoughts, stories, ideas and programming

About

I am a Software Engineering currently living and working in London, United Kingdom. I have been developing software in the last 9 years starting from QBasic being my first language, then Fortran, Pascal, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, C# and PHP. I currently work as a Senior PHP Developer for Resume Library. I am passionate about technology and I am always looking out for new ideas, practices or frameworks.

I got into computing due to my love for video games and while taking an Undergraduate Course in Computer Science, I realised there is more to programming than video games. I graduated from the university with a B.Sc in Computer science and later started coding in PHP as my first real coding job from 2008 to late 2009.

From 2009 to 2012, I worked as a C# developer and obtained a MCTS certification from Microsoft. You may be wondering why the switch in language? I had to pick up C# to pay the bills and there were more jobs in .NET in my environment than anything else. This has made me adaptive and good at picking up new languages and technologies.

After a 3 years coding in the .NET space, I later left to return to school for a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Sussex. I graduated with a M.Sc in Advance Computer Science. As luck would have it, I nailed a PHP job right after. From 2013 till date, I have been working as a PHP developer in one capacity or another.

Outside my daily 9 to 5, I do explore different technologies and languages and I do undertake a few personal trainings. Below are my current list of personal tools, frameworks and languages I spend time with:

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