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Hi, my is Girish Patel. I have been Web developer for over 18 years and have had the opportunity to work with a large variety of languages and technologies.

I am an advocate of the use of Agile based development and DevOps practices to increase the quality, productivity, efficiency and reliability of software development and delivery.

During my career I have successfully worked on all stages of a project life cycle, from the gathering of requirements and design stage, through to development, testing and support.

Most of my experience has been in backend development but for the past several years my interest and experience has increased in the use front end technologies, an exciting area that is moving and growing at a relatively fast pace compared to other technologies.

I have four young children who make sure I am kept busy outside of work.

Career Path And Time Line

1997 to 1998

Did a MSc in IT at De Montfort University. Wow, I can't believe how long ago this was!!

1999 to 2000

I got my first job at Coventry University as an Analyst Programmer. This is where I got into the Web Development area, building database driven web sites with PHP, Perl and MySql.

2001 to 2010

Analyst Programmer at Barclaycard. Here I got the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas and technologies.

2010 to 2012

Web Developer at OpusVL, an Open Source business management software specialist based in Rugby.

2012 to 2013

Web Developer at BehaviourWatch, Leicester. One of the largest providers of software to schools in the UK with contracts with over 7000 schools.

2013 to Current

Web Developer at Close Brothers Group plc. A leading UK merchant banking group, providing lending, leasing, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading.