Peter Koech

Peter Koech

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Consultant web developer

Symbiotic Media Consortium

Symbiotic Media is a full service agency offering services from design, build - both front end and backend of web based applications,mobile channel execution (on SMS, WAP, GPRS and EDGE) as well as print work.We tap into some of the best in creative, I.T , media, advertising and marketing talent in the industry creating a synergy that is hard to beat when it comes to service delivery for our clients.

I am currently working with the team as a cosultant, and on part-time basis.

May 2008 - Dec 2008

Web Master/ IT Specialist

Image Books Limited

I worked for close to 6 months at Image Books Limited. My role at the company was developing the online portfolio, for the Popular Bi-Monthly Education Journal - The Education Insight which is published by the Co.

I was also in charge of the overall ICT administration, as my duties revolved around connecting the various terminals and developing various modules to allow for a distributed resource environment.

Dec 2006 - May 2008

Web Designer/Developer

Sokoletu Creative Limited

Sokoletu Creative is a local ICT based co. specializing in designing and developing Standards based websites.It is located in Adams Arcade. I joined the company straight from college. I natured and developed my skills as a developer and a web designer at Sokoletu Creative.

I left the co. due to financial chalennges at the time with no regrets. I believe that Sokoletu Creative built me, as it gave me the platform to learn,exploit and sharpen my skills.

Education

Education

Mobile Development

Strathmore University

I participated in a Mobile Bootcamp Training at the Strathmore University. The training was based on J2ME. a JAVA based development methodolgy for mobile devices.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2008

Computer Engineering

Kenya School of Professional Studies

Objective

Utilize and optimize my web based application development skills and techniques in developing and managing enterprise based solutions for solving various problems

Skills

Skills

User Support

I am a skilled end User Support: Having worked at some point as an IT Specialist, one of my roles then involved offering end-users support either by person or via a phone

SQL and Database Design

I am confortable working with the following database systems. Ms ACCESS, MySQL, PostgreSQL. I am looking undertaking courses and learning  ORACLE as an enterpise based database systems in the future.

JAVA

JAVA, I have started developing simple applications based on JAVA. M y interest in JAVA grew out of pure interest and as an alternative to the .NET platform. I can now confortably develop simple java applications, both based on J2ME for mobile devices and JAVA.   I learn JAVA by constantly reading resources online, E-Books, and developing simple applications with a ceratin goal e.g an SMS application.   I am certain I will become one of the nerds in JAVA in the near future.

PHP

For developing applications. I am an advocate of PHP - Hupertext Pre-Processor: I believe PHP can accomplish tasks that similar scripting languages cannot match, e.g ASP,JSP, e.t.c   The reason I will advocate PHP anyday, for any project is because of a simple fact that PHP is readily platform compatible,fast, affordable and flexible.

CSS

I believe the use of standards based markup. I am an ardent advocate of CSS. Most of my work involves the use of Stylesheet for laying out and styling the look of the site. I try as much as possible to use CSS to accomplish various structural markup. I don't believe in the use of tables in laying out sites unless its "that" necessary.

XHTML

I believe I am good in XHTML coding. This was my fisrt coding language that I used while designing and building static sites.  XHTML is here to stay, as ong as one is to build a web based application.