Hi. I’m Sam.

I’m a Software Engineer who focuses on delivering exceptional and efficient software. Currently, I work at Prime AI.

About me

That's me

My career as a Software Developer began at Icomera, I began as an apprentice. I was a nervous, anti-social person who stumbled into a Software Development apprenticeship.

I left Icomera no longer that nervous individual who had entered, but as a Software Developer who had finally found some social skills.

I'm grateful for everything my teachers and mentors taught me. Everything of me proceeds from their teaching. Debts and lessons.

Little bit about me

Outside of work, I'm still developing. I'm always working on something. I'm either working on a project or on LeetCode sharping my skills.

In my downtime, I will read. History, Politics, Philosophy and Psychology which are my favourite topics.

One of the best thing's in my life is my family, I have a great love and appreciation for those in my life.

My Career (So Far)

Apprentice Solutions Developer - Icomera

01-03-2019 - 01-07-2020

As an apprentice, I collaborated closely with the Solution team to provide technical solutions to a number of well-known public transportation companies. I would help with this process and learn as I went.

This is where I wrote my first line of code. I learned the LAMP stack and improved my Linux skills. I spent a lot of time studying.

Humility is one of the most important concepts I learned as an apprentice. I despised being wrong, and as an apprentice, I was frequently wrong.

Solutions Developer - Icomera

01-07-2020 - 01-02-2021

Icomera promoted me to a Full-Time Solutions Developer following the completion of my apprenticeship. At the time, I was 20 years old and couldn't be happier.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, I was able to secure this position. It took a lot of effort (from me and the team) to get it, but we did it in the end.

As a full-time employee, I continued to perform the same duties as an apprentice, but this time I was assigned to the larger projects like Thalys and LNER for example.

Despite how well things were going for me, the world was being consumed by the pandemic, and Icomera would eventually have to make cuts to compensate. That would be the end of my time at Icomera. This was good, I now had the opportunity to sharpen my skills elsewhere.

Director & Developer - Atlas Websites

01-01-2021 - 01-03-2021

Following my departure from Icomera, I formed my own LTD company with the intention to develop websites for retailers.

I developed the designs, website, SEO campaigns and all of it's social media on my own. It was a lot of work to get everything in order.

However, it was never came to be. The pandemic had a significant impact on me and my family. I determined that losing my home was not worth it for this company. I played it safe, but I have no regrets. We kept our house and family together, which is more important to me than any business venture.

Junior Full Stack Developer - PRIME AI

01-03-2021 - 01-10-2021

PRIME AI provides Fashion Retailers with digital solutions powered by advanced neural network techniques to provide tailored experiences for all of their products. PRIME AI is best known for it's Size Recommendation Tool

I joined a small team as a Junior. I had numerous opportunities to develop and learn new skills. That was ideal for me at the time.

I'd be working primarily in the LAMP stack, with a lot of Javascript and Python thrown in for good measure. I was lucky enough to work on already existing projects such as the Size Recommendation Tool and projects of my own, for instance: Back In Stock Widget & Returns Portal

Full Stack Developer - PRIME AI

01-10-2021 - Today

It took me eight months to advance from Junior to Full Stack Developer. This is where I am right now.

Today, I work with a team of experts at PRIME AI to provide outstanding software solutions to retailers across multiple platforms. I'd learn about the importance of software testing and precise system design here.

I mostly work within LAMP & Javascript (And it's frameworks) to create useful software tools like 'Find clothes by picture' and many internal tools.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work for a start-up, as it has provided me with the opportunity to learn a wide range of technologies. I'm incredibly honoured to be a part of this.