jamesfk's picture
United Kingdom
Current Role(s): 
Technical Director
Website Express Ltd.

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Ecocentrig, LightSpeed On-Line, Peter Gill Interactive, International Baccalaureate, Website Express
Industries Worked In: 
Advertising, Education, Internet

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

I have more than 15 years of experience in IT, specialising from an early stage in the internet, web development and cloud computing. I'm passionate about ensuring websites are always live, resilient, accessible and responsive.

Since 2010 I've been Technical Director of Cardiff-based Drupal agency Website Express where I'm responsible for the overall technical direction of the company including our open source philosophy, specialisms in Drupal and Moodle and early adoption of new technologies like HTML5 and jQuery.

At Website Express, I was responsible for us achieving ISO 9001:2008 and Investors in People status, becoming the first Acquia Partners in Wales and becoming very early organisation members of the Drupal Association.

We also contributed the Welsh Language to Drupal in 2009.

Our clients range from International Organisations such as the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Financial Technology companies like Equiniti to local government and educational organisations as well as many local SMEs.

I'm a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers, a member of the British Computer Society and the Computer Conservation Society.

I'm a keen supporter of Round Table, having served for three years on the National Board of Round Table Britain and Ireland where I acted as the organisation's National ICT Officer, successfully modernising its ICT infrastructure. In my local Round Table, I play a key part in local charity fundraising activities such as organising the Sparks in the Park fireworks, and this year am Chairman of Pontypridd & Rhondda Round Table.

I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) which is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today's social challenges, and which falls in line with the social responsibility goals of Website Express.

History

Member for
9 years 8 months
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Paris 2009

Projects

Drupal Association Organization Member

jamesfk helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

My mentors: 

One person lists jamesfk as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed to Drupal.org
I contributed Drupal translations
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services