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Summary

Alex Lee is IT expert with a long involvement with Friends of the Earth and other campaigning organisations. He has been the senior developer for disruptive and cutting-edge web service at a large university, and now works freelance, focusing particularly on Drupal projects. He is a qualified trainer, an excellent team player and communicator, and he is people focused whether delivering training, campaigning, or developing software.

Work experience

Jan 2013Present

Full Stack Developer

Alex Lee Web Developer

As a freelancer, Alex has worked on many Drupal sites. He offers my expertise on improving sites and implement solutions to meet the client's goals, such as improving custom functionality, performance, SEO, security, usability, design, forms and more. 

May 2013Present

Drupal & Civicrm Contractor

Friends of the Earth Europe

Alex redesigned the FoEE process for sending e-newsletters to members in 2013. He worked on understanding their businesses processes to find the best way to reduce the time that FoEE took to build content, then created a system using the Drupal CMS to achieve this. Since then he has provided ongoing Drupal support, advice and development for their complex site.

Jun 2015Present

Director

WWOOF UK

As a recently appointed director of this national charity, my remit is to give specialist advice and oversight for digital issues. I am also advising on a EU funded project to educate the public across Europe on organic farming practices.

Jul 2015Oct 2015

Volunteer (IT, Training, and Environment)

SALVE International

Alex volunteered with a charity that works with homeless children in Uganda. He ran training sessions with staff, teaching them skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpress, and CiviCRM, advised and implemented permaculture solutions for their environmental projects, and set up a database system for records.

Jun 2015Jul 2015

Drupal Contractor

Intelligent Solutions

Intelligent Solutions is a digital agency, and was required by a client to rebuild a Drupal website. Alex was brought in to provide the expertise on redesigning, restructuring, improving SEO and performance on a large national origination's website. He also had to make recommendations based on vague requirements into complex new features that met the needs of client.

Nov 2014Jan 2015

Learning Consultant

Campaign for Learning

Alex led strategy and development of an e-learning site for a charity, using principles of good teaching to creating interactive social online activities to support learning about digital issues in education.

Jan 2014Dec 2014

Drupal & CiviCRM Developer

GMCVO

GMCVO Databases web and database agency for local charities and social enterprises. I helped understand requirements, developed solutions and provided training for a large number of clients based on quick turnaround time, as well as introducing better ways of working such as version control and reporting on helpdesk data.

Nov 2013Jan 2014

Digital Learning Contractor

Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU's Step Up to Social Work programme contracted Alex's services to develop a cutting-edge interactive e-learning package for iPads using Apple's iBook developer and Moodle.

Oct 2009Sep 2012

Senior Developer

Manchester Metropolitan University

Alex was the senior programmer in a number of challenging large scale digital projects as part of a team of four programmers. This included creating a "one stop shop" for all students' digital learning materials, a web portal that integrated disparate services, and completely transformed an unpopular complex calendar system into a user friendly jQuery calendar that pulled in assignment and exam data.

Feb 2009Dec 2011

Joint Coordinator (Volunteer)

Manchester Friends of the Earth

Alex volunteered as a joint coordinator large local group, chairing and organising meetings, managing campaigns, and organising events. I also developed websites for them, wrote a social media strategy, and led on many other organisational and managerial tasks.

Education

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BSc. Computer Science (2:1)

Liverpool John Moores University

Training

Jan 2015Jan 2015

Code Club Pro Trainer

Code Club Pro

Certification for teacher training on delivering the new IT curriculum in schools.

Nov 2014Jan 2015

BTEC Level 3 in Training and Education

GMCVO
Oct 2013Oct 2013

NETworkshop

Abandon Normal Devices

A 'critical engineering' workshop on techno-politics, forensics, and manipulation of computer networks.

May 2012May 2012

E-Campaigner Training

Fairsay
Mar 2011Mar 2011

PRINCE2 Project Management

QA

Digital Skills

Drupal, Wordpress, e-commerce, CSS, LESS, HTML Email Design, JQuery, Linux Server, Windows Server, OSX, Raspberry Pi, Vagrant, Apache, GIT, C#, ASP, PHP, Angular, CiviCRM, Moodle, REST, Web Services, OAuth, XML, XLST, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, Photoshop, Illustrator, video editing, LAMP stacks, Networking, HTML scraping, OO design, Microsoft Project, Active Directory, workflow design and more