⚡ Software Engineer @ risual Ltd

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My Experience


I'm classed as a 'Microsoft Full Stack Developer'; with specialisations in Xamarin, AI and back-end development work.

Over a decade of experience in the IT industry

I have worked with a wide variety of clients from different industries as is the nature of the work that I do. I am a big believer in futurology and I think that the landscape of consumable AI and Machine learning services is going to lead to some ground-breaking industry changes in the near future. I fall under the term full-stack developer, but I personally subscribe to the T shaped model which comes from the idea that an individual can possess deep skills in a few areas as well as a broader range of shallower skills. I have been fortunate to work with some really interesting industries and business which has helped me broaden areas of certain tech stacks.

Highlights

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Visual Studio


C#, .Net, .Net Core, ASP.Net, UWP, WPF, WinForms. Language and frameworks I've worked with the longest.

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Azure


Working with micro-services in the Azure Cloud has been really interesting. Logic apps, Azure Functions, general cloud based architecture.

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Xamarin


I've been working with Xamarin since before it was owned by Microsoft, it's come a long way and is my preferred method of developing cross-platform application.

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Cognitive Services


Microsofts BotFramework, Decision, Vision, Speech, Search and Language APIs driven by AI and Machine Learning.

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Certifications & Accreditations


Industry relevant certifications and accreditations that I've attained through recognised indsutry bodies such as Microsoft and Plural Sight.


Badges

April 2019

Microsoft Certified: Azure: Developer Associate


Accreditation: MCA

Awarding Body: Microsoft


May 2018

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: App Builder


Accreditation: MCSD

Awarding Body: Microsoft


May 2018

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Universal Windows Platform


Accreditation: MCSA

Awarding Body: Microsoft


September 2017

Microsoft Certified Professional


Accreditation: MCP

Awarding Body: Microsoft


March 2017

Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Fundamentals


Accreditation: MTA

Awarding Body: Microsoft


December 2016

Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals


Accreditation: MTA

Awarding Body: Microsoft


My Current Skillset


A viusual representation of my proficiencies as they relate to each other; think of it like it's a confidence level against each technology.


C#
RESTful Services
.Net Core
PowerApps
Xamarin
ASP.Net
SQL
Micro Services
Azure Development
AI
WCF and SOAP services
JavaScript
CSS
Java
JQuery
CRM Development

GitHub Repositories


Feel free to look at and use any of my open source code.


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Here are all of my GitHub repositories, some are old and un-managed, others are recent and actively maintained.


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If you find any of these useful, you can always Buy Me A Coffee but you don't need to, open source technology is for everyone.

Applications


In my spare time I work on open source code on GitHub, but I also have some of my own applications being worked on currently.




Published NuGet Packages


Any useful open source code I create I try and package in nuget for developers wanting to reference the libraries within Visual Studio.

There are currently 9 Nuget Packages available through the Microsoft Nuget store. With a total of 5536 downloads to date.




Give me a shout


Feel free to contact me in regards to pro bono work (Pro bono publico; English 'for the public good') , open source code, or any of my work that you've used.


email: Hello@JoeTomkinson.Dev

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