Alex Blackmore

3 years in eCommerce industry as Business Analyst for leading digital agency

First Class Honours - Chemistry BSc - University of Bristol

Microsoft Exam: 98-383 certified - HTML and CSS

Builder of websites and Android apps

About

Full Stack Web Developer

London-based developer with a strong work ethic and a friendly, positive attitude

I have three years experience in the eCommerce industry as a client-facing Business Analyst for a leading digital consultancy - working with high-profile clients to improve their online offering through implementing IT solutions.

During this time I discovered a passion for programming so I enrolled in a web developer bootcamp and never looked back!

Technologies and libraries

React, PHP, Java, JavaScript, NodeJS, Python, C#, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, Android, REST APIs, Express, jQuery, MySQL, sqlite, ChartJS, DataTables, Leaflet, PHPMailer

Experience

Professional qualifications

Microsoft Exam: 98-383 (Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS)

Writing syntactically correct HTML and CSS, structuring data using HTML elements, and creating and applying styles using CSS. Understanding how to write, debug, and maintain well-formed HTML and CSS code.

  • Acheived a score of 91 out of 100

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Internationally recognised qualification in Business Analysis, accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS)

  • Certificate in Requirements Engineering
  • Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

Education

First Class Honours, Chemistry BSc

2012 - 2015

University of Bristol

Stamford School

2005 - 2012
  • A-level: 3 As
  • AS-level: 1 A
  • GCSE: 8 A*s and 3 As

Experience

Business Analyst

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020, Wunderman Thompson Commerce
  • I was offered the opportunity to return to WTC for a key project with a client I used to work with

Office Administrator

Nov 2019 - Mar -2020, Rhythm Japan
  • Managed the office of ski rental company

English Instructor

Jul 2019 - Nov 2019, NOVA Japan
  • Accepted an opportunity to live and work abroad, teaching English

Business Analyst

Apr 2017 - Jun 2019, Wunderman Thompson Commerce
  • Working with major high street retailers to implement new functionality to their eCommerce platforms:
    • Headless CMS
    • Language translation API
    • Product management tool
    • Returns portal
  • Six month client-site secondment as a UX consultant
    • Competitor analysis
    • Designing user journeys based on analytics
    • Creating responsive wireframes
  • Day to day responsibilities:
    • Collaborating with developer and test teams
    • Facilitating workshops to elicit SMART requirements
    • Tracking project progress using JIRA

Portfolio

Gazetteer

Website with an interactive map hooked up to multiple APIs to provide data on earthquakes, weather, places of interest, etc.

Company Directory

Website and database to maintain a company's internal data

  • All CRUD operations can be performed on multiple tables through a user-friendlly interface
  • PHP and MySQL back-end
  • Bootstrap 5 used for responsive design

Pic Tac Toe

Android app where users play tic tac toe using photos instead of Os and Xs

  • Published on Google Play Store
  • Written in Java

Other projects

  • All
  • App
  • Web
Xpress Publishing screenshot

XpressPublishing

React app where users can store and maintain information about publications

  • All CRUD operations can be performed
  • React front-end
  • NodeJS, Express, sqlite back-end
Expresso screenshot

Expresso

React app where users can manage a restaurant menu

  • All CRUD operations can be performed
  • React front-end
  • NodeJS, Express, sqlite back-end
Ravenous screenshot

Ravenous

React app where users can search for restaurants

  • OAuth used for authentication
  • Yelp API used
Jammming screenshot

Jammming

React app where users can search for songs and make playlists

  • Spotify API used
GoldMedalMetrics screenshot

Gold Medal Metrics

React app where users can browse data on the Olympics

  • React front-end
  • NodeJS, sqlite back-end
BossMachine screenshot

Boss Machine

React app where users can store data on employees

  • All CRUD operations can be performed
  • React front-end
  • NodeJS, Express, sqlite back-end
News app screenshot

News Feed

Android app where users can view latest news stories

  • BBC RSS feed
Calculator app screenshot

Calculator

Android calculator app

Boardgame assistant app screenshot

Boardgame Assistant

Android app to assist users playing board games by keeping track of whose go it is and rolling a die

Reminder app screenshot

Remind Me!

Android app where users can create custom alarms to remind them of important events

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