Hello! I'm Darren


September 2017 – Present
September 2017 – Present
July 2015 – July 2016
June 2013 – September 2014
September 2017 – Present

Software Engineer, Netmatter Ltd. Bracknell, Berkshire.

Aided in the creation and management of multiple ecommerce projects including builds on Magento 1 and 2 as well as Wordpress. Working in a small team, directly with the clients to create solutions for them.

September 2017 – Present

System Integrator, Mothercloud. Bracknell, Berkshire.

Worked directly with APIs to create and update endpoints such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Brightpearl, Magento and Volo. Maintain a network that can pass information from one endpoint to the others.

July 2015 – July 2016

Web Developer, ICON Worldwide. Zurich, Switzerland

Created and modified multiple Android and iOS applications. Built websites for multiple multi-lingual companies in Drupal and Wordpress. Worked directly with clients to produce and support their website with workshops, presentations and meetings.

June 2013 – September 2014

Cave Guide, Wookey Hole Caves. Wells, Somerset.

As a tour guide I escort up 50 visitors round the cave at a time, providing a commentary on the cave system and answer any questions.

Past Projects


2013 – 2017
2011 – 2013
2009 – 2011
2013 – 2017

Loughborough University

Key Skills Gained: Advanced problem solving and team work skills, accomplished communication skills due to numerous presentations and group work, knowledge of programming languages and methodology.

2011 – 2013

Bridgwater College

4 A Levels including Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computing and Physics

2009 – 2011

Kings of Wessex

11 GCSEs including Mathematics and English Language


SAFe is an agile software development framework intended for enterprise-scale Lean-Agile development.



JavaScript & jQuery


Drupal & Wordpress

Magento 1 & 2

C++ & C#

Python & Java

Android & iOS

Amazon Alexa

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effects

Sony Vegas



The aim of the project was to create a smart room which could be controlled by an Android application in addition to taking advantage of new technologies such as Amazon Alexa. To do this I had to:

  • Conduct a gap analysis of the current market
  • Research into the current avaible technologies
  • Create requirements for the system
  • Design and create elements for the system


Various programming languages were used including Java and C++ to create the Android Application, the Arduino Uno, the micro-computer controlling the smart room, code and the Amazon Alexa skill.

Bluetooth was used to connect the Android Application to the Arduino.


The student demonstrated excellent knowledge and practical abilities, in the areas of software, hardware and network communication. A professional approach was taken from requirement gathering to design, implementation, testing and evaluation.

It is rare and exciting to see a fully functional miniature system built from scratch, including software, hardware, communication, mechanics and engineering.

Working Prototype, Android Application and Amazon Echo.
The insides of the working Prototype, created using an Arduino Uno.
The motors powering and controlling the Prototypes windows, lights, lock and roof fan.
The Android Applications home screen with Prototype and Amazon Echo.