Steve DeVeaux BSc (Hons)
Spreadsheet, data and programming enthusiast.
Having spent my teens in the 90's I have grown up with computers and followed with great interest the advances in technology and the emergence of the Internet. Throughout my education and employment I have used a variety of platforms: from the early days of BBC Micros, Acorns & Atari STs through to various versions of Apple & "IBM-Compatible" PCs.
I have always seemed to have a natural affinity and genuine interest / curiosity in mathematics and the sciences, and this heavily influenced the choices that I made for the subjects studied at 'A'-Level and at University. At college I particularly enjoyed learning in Mathematics about calculus & and using differential equations to solve problems, and in Computing about how to break problems down into smaller chunks and create programs in pseudocode and Pascal.
University was a whole extra level of fascinating material and hard work, and helped to hone my problem-solving and analytical skills - especially in using data-analysis within Excel which is how my early post-University career progressed. However, after a good number of years working with Excel and smashing together large sets of imported data from various sources to analyse operational & commercial performance, I began to crave new challenges and rather fancied getting my head back into more of a programming gear.
As part of my own self-tuition I created this very website using all hand-typed code [in conjunction with open-source libraries] - which also helped me to understand and overcome various issues with Search Engine Optimisation using Google's WebMaster Tools and PageSpeed Insights.
To continue to further my own development I have enrolled onto a Web Design & Development course to help fill in any gaps in my knowledge and gain an RQF Certificate - my first actual qualification in the subject.