Hey. I'm Tony.
I currently working in Education Outreach for Software Cornwall, a network or tech businesses spanning the county. I head up Software Cornwall's delivery of the Game Changer Project in partnership with Cornwall College and the Real Ideas Organisation. The project focuses upon engaging with young adults who are not in education, employment or training.
Beyond the day job, I'm co-organiser of the Future Sync conference. Whilst studying for my degree in Web Applications Development, I fell in love with digital communities across the South West. This love developed into my own meetup, Kernow DAT, and later the Future Sync conference which formed part of my degree and was hosted at Plymouth University.
During the course I did a 15 month placement with Plymouth Software, building Ruby on Rails, iOS and Android applications. As part of my placement I was encouraged to develop my own side projects, the first of which was to re-develop an existing project from PHP into Rails. It was at Plymouth Software where I leaned that software development is all about choosing the right tool for the job.
Before starting university I had a four year hiatus from web development whilst working in retail. I climbed to the dizzying heights of a store manager for a national chain. I learned a great deal about the hard work and commitment needed to run a successful business and managing a diverse team. After an especially long summer I had a moment of clarity and decided to throw myself what I enjoyed doing……web development.
I could go on for hours, but I expect you’re a busy person. If you want to know more, get in touch. Perhaps we could grab a coffee.
I’ll bring the cake.