About Me

Dad. Husband. Developer. Heating Engineer. Human.

I am Rick West. Hi 👋.

I am a web developer, currently working at a local ecommerce company, and also currently studying Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, as part of a Degree Apprenticeship.

I work primarily with PHP and the Symfony framework, as well as Javascript along with React and Redux.

I'm really passionate about learning and developing my skill-set and enjoy spending some free time keeping up to date with the latest industry news or tinkering on a side project.

I enjoy writing (here and on Medium), and try to inspire, encourage and immerse myself in the web development community where I can.

I made the transition in to tech following a 12 year career as a Plumbing and Heating Engineer and remain a qualified Gas Engineer 🔧!

Outside of work and coding, I enjoy boxing (watching from the comfort of my armchair), Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead but especially spending time with my wife, son and daughter. Family is everything.

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