Ashley Williams, Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Ashley Williams

Software Developer in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Member since March 30, 2020
Ashley is a full-stack developer with over 15 years of experience building cutting edge, high-traffic use software for large industry-leading clients in the UK. He specializes in the Microsoft development stack, such as .NET Core, SQL Server, IIS, and Azure. His work has saved clients millions in staffing costs, significantly reduced operating costs, and has increased the value of client products by millions. Ashley exceeds goals and delivers exceptional, high-performing projects.
Ashley is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Yacker Enterprises, Ltd.
    jQuery, Bootstrap, Azure, ASP.NET Core, C#, .NET Core, Visual Studio
  • Visdata, Ltd.
    Xamarin, Cordova, CSS, Bootstrap, HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server...
  • Hubbyte
    Visual Studio, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PHP, C#, .NET

Experience

Location

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio, MySQL Server, IIS, Visual Studio, Slack, Windows

The most amazing...

...app I've developed tracks employee efficiency standards. It is used by many large companies such as B&Q (one of the UK's largest DIY chains).

Employment

  • Director and Senior Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Yacker Enterprises, Ltd.
    • Developed a proxy/VPN service that currently has over 6000 endpoints with under 100 milliseconds added latency.
    • Integrated the SportsMonk API into a SaaS product, which helps the end user place "value bets" with well-own online bookies such as Bet365 and SkyBet. These bets are based on statistical predictions.
    • Oversaw the launch of the above SaaS platform, which now has over 5000 active users and continues to grow.
    Technologies: jQuery, Bootstrap, Azure, ASP.NET Core, C#, .NET Core, Visual Studio
  • Contracted Senior Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2020
    Visdata, Ltd.
    • Developed a collection of Android applications which is used to track productivity against industry-standard times. The company this was written for claims to have saved their clients over £500 million in staffing costs.
    • Oversaw the migration from legacy (in-house developed) source control to GitHub, which resulted in more stable versioning and branches.
    • Managed a small team of developers, creating bespoke software for multiple clients, ensuring quality work was presented on a daily basis.
    • Developed a flexible software solution designed to streamline any process that could be split into small tasks such as manufacturing, picking, and scheduled maintenance. It is now used by industry-leading companies such as Wincanton PLC and B&Q.
    • Reduced analytic data import for B&Q from 11 minutes per 1000 jobs to 35 seconds, a ~95% saving, which reduced cloud service costs.
    Technologies: Xamarin, Cordova, CSS, Bootstrap, HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, Telerik, C#, .NET Core, Visual Studio
  • Owner and Full-stack Developer

    2012 - 2018
    Hubbyte
    • Designed 20+ WordPress-based websites for small local clients.
    • Developed an Invoice Management system for the co-operative schools' society to help keep track of their financials. Over 10,000 invoices have been collected while reducing operating costs by ~35%.
    • Developed a platform for soccer recruitment in the USA. This platform was used to gain venture capital funding and was valued at $1 million after a successful funding round. It is still running today, currently valued at $4 million.
    • Created software to design floor-plans for FloorStak and reduce costs while quoting customers in a swift manner. This reduced the average time to quote from two days to four hours.
    Technologies: Visual Studio, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PHP, C#, .NET

Experience

  • Helios / wToolkit64 (World of Warcraft Automation)

    Together with a friend, we created automation software that bypassed the anti-cheat of a multi-billion dollar game; this allowed the software to play the game for you while you were otherwise engaged, so you didn't fall behind other players.

  • Small Game Development (Unity)

    Released a simple version of "Fruit Ninja Clone" called "Slice the Fruit" on Google Play to learn deployment onto mobile platforms. This can be seen at https://cutt.ly/slice-the-fruit. Currently working on other small Unity projects, as practice for game jams such as Ludum Dare. (https://ldjam.com/)

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, SQL, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Java, PHP, CSS
  • Frameworks

    .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, .NET, Bootstrap, ASM, Unity
  • Tools

    Visual Studio, Slack, Interactive Disassembler (IDA) Pro
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Telerik, Azure, Xamarin, Android
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, SignalR
  • Storage

    MySQL, MySQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    IIS, Cordova, Reflection

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computing and IT, and Computer Science
    2010 - 2015
    The Open University - Online, UK

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