Hi, I’m Shay Lacey,
Apprentice Web Developer
Problem Analysis: It’s important to know everything about the problem you’re facing, and this is where my passion for problem analysis shines. No matter how big or small the issue is, there will always be a fix. To ensure my clients are happy in my approach and pro-activeness to solving their issues I will do a full problem site analysis, where I will not only fix the issues, but ensure that you can prevent the issue from happening in the future and limit the things that may cause similar problems.
I take my time to think things through and weigh up all of the options that I have available to me. I would always prefer to try something four times and get the best result than once and have something that barely functions.
This is something that I find extremely useful as it lets me build a basic version of features so I can see how they will work with the rest of the site.
This doesn’t sound like a strength, but on a lot of occasions, the simplest solution is usually the best. Keeping it simple lets me find the best solution.
I first cut my teeth on the development world when I was around 11 or 12. I began making little pieces of software and scripts that would do little gimmicky things. This then progressed into building things that worked on less gimmicky and more viable projects. After a time, I began to learn a lot about coding, primarily with python as my starting language. Beyond that, I learned everything and anything to make something cool.
In the last 4 years I really started to get (back) into web development as I wanted to be able to make sites that satisfied my needs: a little homepage here, a test environment for other projects there. It all came together and made me push for a career in web development, and that leads us to where I am now.
Outside of work I don’t tend to do too much. I enjoy skateboarding (emphasis on ‘enjoy’ as I am terrible!) and i’m your typical ‘nerd’ that enjoys reading and video games, to the point where it is almost unhealthy. I’m a fan of walks in the peak district when I can get out there and, for closer to home, enjoy being out in the fresh air when the internet is down.
Any other spare time I have I spend working on little side projects and tinkering with web-based things for fun.
Oh, I also do a lot of learning of useless information that I will never need to know!