Having been involved in web development since his teens, Dave studied computer science at Nottingham Trent University and went on to pursue programming as a hobby during a seven year career in the technical support sector. Dave was well placed to join the BigSpring team as a back end web developer in 2013, and continues his role as Senior Developer at Hallam after the 2017 merger. He specialises in WordPress plugin development, API integrations and a hefty dose of Javascript as well as developing and maintaining internal tooling.

Dave is a music enthusiast, enjoys playing board games and spends far too much time on the internet.

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