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    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
     
    Hello there! Pull up a chair and grab a biscuit.

    Before you start discussing the finer points of the iPhone, HTML 5 and grid-based design, why not let us know a bit about you?

    You know, name, job, things you've done and where we can find you in the word of web applications.
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      CommentAuthorSi
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
     
    Hey dudes! I'll try to keep this short...

    I'm Si and I'm the founder of the Multipack.

    By day, I'm a Web developer at Yahoo! Europe (based in London). By night, I'm a DJ, producing a monthly podcast of the latest funky house.

    I blog (ir)regularly over at www.simonjobling.com and attempt to be pretty sociable on Twitter (http://twitter.com/si) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=605195025).

    Next...
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      CommentAuthorIgtastical
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
     
    Bonjourno!

    Andy by name, freelancer by nature. I've been running a web and design business for a couple of years full time now, but have been doing this stuff for a fair bit longer.

    I'm mainly a design man, but have been know to code in lumps too.

    Based in Stoubridge, my personal site is andyhiggs.co.uk, and my blog can be found at justbeyondthebridge.co.uk

    Next...
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008 edited
     

    My name's Matt and I'm an alco... maker of websites.

    I work for what is now Birmingham City University, producing websites of all kinds for a Faculty that will soon no longer exist. I'm a strange des-veloper hybrid thing. I like the variety. You can find my blog at eclecticdreams.com

    In my spare time I write articles and edit books on web design and train people to build accessible sites. In the spare, spare time I do smallpress publishing. In my spare, spare, spare time I do Tai Chi.

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    'lo, I'm Rob based in Tewkesbury (which is very nearly the West Midlands and is only just Gloucestershire!).

    I do this website stuff in my spare time in between holding down a marketing job in Bristol and looking after the family. I'm OK at coding (getting better) but am looking to help develop my design skills (sadly lacking at the moment).

    Cheers!
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      CommentAuthorbealers
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
     
    Hi

    I'm Darren and I run a dev shop near Malvern that's been going around 18 months. We do PHP/Symfony and the good stuff one would expect on the frontend; most of our clients are designers.

    I've a web app/service that is slowly becoming more than vapourware and in the few spare moments in between work I am a father of 3, one of which is a few weeks old.

    I had a profile page on the old Multipack site (that got me work!) but I've never been to a meeting. I am definitely, wefinitely going to the March one so hopefully see some of you there.

    db

    p.s. here's some URIs:

    http://bealers.com
    http://siftware.co.uk
    http://twitter.com/bealers
    • CommentAuthorsukhidehal
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008 edited
     
    Hi, I'm Sukhi, I co-founded 383 Project, a Birmingham based design agency, we do alot of coloring in, making nice pictures and playing office cricket.

    I've been designing for screen for about 6/7 years now, although I do branding, Advertising & Illustration too.

    I'm based in sunny Willenhall (nr Walsall), on the weekends you can normally find me in B&Q buying stuff for the endless DIY lists my wife makes.

    You can find me at:

    www.383project.com
    www.twitter.com/sukhidehal
    • CommentAuthorakrabat
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2008 edited
     

    Hi,

    I'm Rob and I'm the Tech Director of a web development company in Staunton, near Tewkesbury. I'm definitely code side with an interest in Zend Framework, for which I'm slowly writing a book.

    I live in Worcester with the wife and 2 kids and am trying to stop the work taking over my life.

    Work: http://www.bigroominternet.co.uk
    Me: http://akrabat.com

    Regards,

    Rob...

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    Hi all,

    I'm a 22 year old XHTML/CSS monkey based 'up norf' in Halifax, West Yorkshire. I've been signed up to Multipack for about 18 months but never really had the chance to make it to the meetings. I've finally got around to ordering train tickets so I'll be at the next meeting : )

    I'm currently working full time and trying to sort out a bit of part-time freelance, mainly in web design but I'm hoping to break into a bit of print design too.

    My personal site is still under construction after many design iterations over the last few months so there's not very much to see on there just yet (it also has a few CSS bugs that need ironing out). You can find it at http://www.nocturnalmonkey.com

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting you all next week : D

    Cheers, Sam
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    Hey Everyone,

    I friend of mine recommended the group to me, and having read some of the discussions I couldnt help but sign up!

    My names Matt, based just south of Birmingham (but commute in daily) and I've been a developer for about six years. The first three years I spent working for an Automotive / IT Consultancy firm where I got to grips with some fundamentals of web design & development. I then moved onto my current place of work Pinsent Masons. They are by nature a law company where I sit within a small group of developers doing prodominantly internal development using .Net and surrounding technologies.

    Probably going to miss this months meet, but wanted to say hi and get to know the group a bit anyway :)

    Hope to catch you soon, Matt
    • CommentAuthorgregjones
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Hi,

    I live in Warwick, work in Coventry doing PHP development mostly and have been for just under 3 years since leaving Uni.

    I was prompted to introduce myself when I noticed the next meeting is heading in my direction and hope to pop along and say hi.

    Greg
    • CommentAuthorTjobbe
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
     
    ooh ello then.

    I signed up a while ago and receive the newsletter, never been to a meeting but I' not far from leamington spa so hoe to be at geek in the park and maybe at the meet in a couple of weeks time.

    I once fell asleep on a bus and ended up in leamington, but that's another story.

    Oh, I'm 26, a self employed web developer and my blog is www.farstyle.com, my company is www.sitecreative.net which is in itself, about 2 years old and drastically in need of a revamp!
    • CommentAuthorjohnston
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
     
    Hi

    I live and work in Coventry as a self-employed web developer.

    I've been designing and building websites for over 10 years. For the last 18-months I've been running if by design (www.ifbydesign.com). Before that I was a development team leader for a larger agency based in the Midlands.

    I cut my teeth on Coldfusion but now work almost exclusively in Ruby on Rails. Although recently I've started to toy with Adobe's AIR platform.

    I hope to make it along to a meet soon.

    Stuart
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2008
     

    Welcome both!

    • CommentAuthorRich
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Hi,

    Just a quick introduction, i came along to the Satchwell on Saturday, but failed to find any of you, i should have come on here first, so apologies :(

    I'm a full time web application tester for a Leamington company, and have been working as a developer for a Somerset web agency since 2003, my first foray into web development was in 1999.

    I'm hoping a can make it to the next meeting, as twittering to myself is not much fun.

    Rich
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2008
     

    That's a shame :( I was wearing my lurid orange Sitepoint TShirt so we should have been quite noticeable!

    What's your twitter?

    • CommentAuthorRich
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
     
    Hi Matt,

    I've put my twitter in my profile, i'm constantly chuntering to anyone who will listen about all things testing, web dev, and general office banter.

    Rich
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      CommentAuthorabitgone
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008 edited
     

    I just realised that I never got around to doing this so, without further ado...

    Hello! My name's Anthony and I'm an all-round web developer/designer/database guy. Originally from Birmingham, I now live in Warwick (literally a hop, skip and a jump away from Leamington Spa) and work in lovely Stratford-upon-Avon for Listers Group as their New Media Manager.

    In my spare time, I practice (and also teach) karate, enjoy a bit of cooking, and mostly spend time with the future wife. I'm getting married next year.

    Drop me an @abitgone on twitter or head over to my unfinished website which contains nothing more than a handful of links of where to find me on the web.

    • CommentAuthordigikev
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2008
     
    Hello I am Kevin Rapley and I hold the Interface Developer role at hro'c digital in Birmingham. I get to play with wireframes, user flows, need states and use some cognitive psychology to try and second guess how users will interact with an interface. I have been coding (X)HTML and CSS for many a year now and take pride in creating sematicaally beautiful style sheets that sit on a Blueprint CSS framework. I am a complete numpt when it comes to server side tech so although I have dabbled I try to stay clear of that now in favour of planning and design. I went to the last meeting at the Old Joint Stock and hope to meet some more of you over the coming months.
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     

    Welcome Kevin! Always good to see more interface design folks!

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      CommentAuthorsil
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     
    Wotcher.

    I'm Stuart Langridge. One day I'm actually going to, y'know, show up to a multipack meeting. Stourbridge really isn't that far away.

    I do JavaScript stuff, Python stuff, few other things. I've spoken at a few conferences and written a couple of books and yet I still manage to forget every single Multipack bash, including the one in the park.

    Currently I work for Global Radio and commute to London a couple of times a week, and do some JS consultancy on the side (so let me know if you need any :))

    Website at http://www.kryogenix.org/ (pending redesign, I promise).
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     

    Hi Stuart, good to see you here!

    (I think we met at @media 06, talked about Rails on Windows of all things!)

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      CommentAuthorsil
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     
    We did. I'm sure I promised then that I'd show up in the Stock at some point. Two years later...
    • CommentAuthorBOLD!
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2008
     
    Hi, I'm Andrius
    I founded BOLD! Collaboration of various professionals around the globe. And We've moved to Custard Factory / Birmingham / UK month ago. Our goal is to make awesome websites, give best service to our clients, and be nice to people. We do Web design / Graphic design / Branding and Print / SEO and playing football and basketball.

    I've been designing about 5 years.

    You can find me at:

    www.wearebold.co.uk
    www.twitter.com/wearebold
    hello@wearebold.co.uk
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    Morning all.

    I'm Mark.

    My hobby is the web, I’m not very good at it but I really like it, my current interests are Python, Django and Jquery.

    Reason for signing up to multipack is to meet people with similar interests. I have no blog, have only one live website which I made for a friend and my current small circle of friend’s definition of the web is Facebook.

    This means that I feel a bit like a stalker on twitter, flickr and the like requesting people I have never met so this is my first attempt to change that.

    Sorry this has been so long and hopefully I make it to your next event.

    Mark

    www.twiter.com/whataboutmark
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2009
     

    Hi Mark! Welcome to the 'pack!

    • CommentAuthortess
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009 edited
     
    Hi everyone! I'm Tess, a web developer and jill of all trades based in Ledbury, Herefordshire. (stop just before you get to wales...) I really enjoyed meeting loads of new people at the last meet on 17th so I thought I'd better join in here too.

    For those that didn't meet me, I work freelance part time at the moment and hope to move more full time into doing what I really enjoy, either freelance or employed. I am fascinated by user experience and interface design and am learning object orientated PHP so I can build more custom sites rather than just deploying and tweaking. I'm also trying to keep up with microformats and css3 but haven't used them much yet. I care about semantics, web standards and accessibility and am still working on balancing the ideal with the practical (what's possible with what the customer can afford). I like visual design but I'm not great at it.

    When I get any spare time I spend it with the hubby, photograph anything that moves and quite a few things that don't, practise tai chi and talk the hind legs off donkeys.

    I'm currently on the look out for projects to get involved in, people who want to talk about collaborations (and maybe actualy do some) and to generally get to know others in the area in my industry.
    • CommentAuthorspacescape
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009 edited
     
    Greetings all,
    I'm Nick, and my current offical job title is User Interface Lead for i2Q / Synetrix over in Telford. I've been in the industry for about 10 years now though, having cut my teeth in the dot-com boom with jungle.com and other ecommerce sites.

    After the bubble burst, I ran my own company which gave me the freedom of direction to be a relatively early adopter and advocate of standards based design. Most of the sites produced at the time no longer survive, but www.cpd-hq.com is one project I'm still proud of. [edit: gah! no longer live. hate when that happens :)]

    Since then I've had stints contracting for Sapient, Fasthosts.co.uk (designing and coding their current site), the NHS (National Library for Health), and Research Machines (interface design and code for their Learning Platforms).

    I've spent the last 6 months working almost exclusively with MS Silverlight, but am also now taking time to get back to my bread and butter of semantically correct XHTML/CSS as I attempt to revamp my personal site (*disclaimer* which is now 6/7 years out of date! - so please don't judge based on that :) www.space-scape.com

    looking forward to joining you all for the next meet - sounds like it'll be an interesting one

    http://twitter.com/spacescape
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      CommentAuthorrythie
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2009
     
    Hi I'm Richard,

    I am a Linux Sys. Admin at Warwick Uni by day and by night I work on friendbinder.com which is a site for aggregating streams from multiple social networks and posting back to them.

    On the Linux side I use RedHat, CentOS and Ubuntu. On the web side I use PHP, Javascript and you know HTML...

    I'm 28, I've been doing web coding since 1997 and Linux since 1998.

    http://twitter.com/rythie
    http://blog.richardcunningham.co.uk
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    Hiya! It's taken me too long to get here, but I'm here finally...not that anyone's been waiting, like ;)

    I'm Mark; my first website was called Spud Acres and I can't even remember if it got uploaded. I started in ASP, thence to ASP.NET but now focus pretty much all my energies on Django, and increasing my knowledge of Unix. I'm @marksteadman on Twitter, and www.bluemilkshake.co.uk is my professional home.

    I'm at the same time very shy and quite loud, and blind as a bat :)
    • CommentAuthorMatt
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
     

    Hi Mark, glad to have you here! Really enjoyed your Barcamp talk!

    • CommentAuthordannewns
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2010
     
    Hi all

    just joined the site, found you guys through a recommendation on twitter, the names Dan im currently a PHP developer working for fishinabottle in leamington spa.

    I've been a PHP developer for around 3 years now after finishing my degree, really enjoying working for my current company.

    looking forward to coming along to one of the meets in Birmingham
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      CommentAuthorrythie
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2010 edited
     

    Dan, you should also come to the Leamington Multipack socials, the next one is on the Tuesday, 30th, in the White Horse: details on upcoming

    Also are you on Twitter?

    • CommentAuthordannewns
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2010
     
    Hi rythie,

    yeah i would really like to come along, is there some type of list i have to get onto or is it just turn up?

    my twitter name is http://www.twitter.com/danielnewns

    thanks

    Dan
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      CommentAuthorrythie
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2010
     
    There is no list, just turn up. Hope to meet you next week!
    • CommentAuthorlalex
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2010
     
    Hello Multipackers, I'm Alex . I came a long to the Geek in the Park event last year to see SImon Collison and Remy Sharp but then my son was born which has prevented me from doing anything social really since. I am hpoing to come to the next meet up (the 10th April?) But sods law has conspired again as I have been asked to work on that day. Will you be there after 5 pm? Anyway. I am a .net developer who has worked for small web design places as well as medium sized companies as part of the IT team. I currently work for Questgates, an insurance loss adjuster and I look after their web applications which are mainly internal so no urls to show you. I want to learn other stuff and broaden my knowledge into areas that I have neglected and "Got by " with for far too long - HTML, CSS. I also want to explore what the PHP world with wordpress, drupal , ee, and others have got to offer. Hope to see you all soon.
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      CommentAuthorIgtastical
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2010
     

    Hi Alex,

    Glad you're keen to come along to one of the regular meets - the length they go on for generally depends on how many folk turn up, sometimes we'll still be there at 5, sometimes we fold around then and so it's hard to tell in advance. The best thing to do is to try and tweet or text one of the people who do go before you head over. I'm hoping to be there from 2pm, but have a meeting with a client at 4pm, so won't be hanging around that late, but if you tweet me @aajhiggs or follow mentions of @multipack you should get an idea of whats going on.

    Hopefully see you at one of the future meetups,

    Andy

    • CommentAuthorlalex
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2010
     
    Cheers Andy, see you soon
    • CommentAuthorjon
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2010
     
    Hi all,


    My name is Jon, I am 26 and I'm a developer (although I do dabble in design too). I tend to focus on web. As it happens I'm the lead developer for a small web shop based in Sutton Coldfield.

    I've been using PHP for a good 8 years now, more than half of that commercially. I am also a Zend Certified Engineer. I am well versed in the usual skills (sql, javascript [esp. jquery], xhtml, css). I'm also an experienced sysadmin and have run all the servers (osx server, linux, bsd and windows) at the last few companies I have been employed with.

    my homepage (which doesnt exist at the moment) is phrenzy.org
    hope to come along to a meeting some time (I live in Lichfield right now) and meet a few of you, perhaps have a natter.


    and yes -- it is me idling in your irc channel! :]
    • CommentAuthormbtshoes
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2010
     
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    • CommentAuthorphenotype
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
     
    Hello People.

    My name is Sam Collett and I run Phenotype.net based in Malvern Worcestershire.

    We do a lot of web and digital design things, from nice sites with nice design to viral gaming. www.phenotype.net is the address. We have a network model which basically means we call on a lot of ex-colleagues when there is something outside of what we do (eg. iphone apps / eCommerce ) and make dream teams for specific talents.

    All of our clients are London or Big European City based, but all our specialists live outside of London. Been slack at coming to meetings but I will try and come along to the next one.

    -Sam
    • CommentAuthorsimonhamp
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011
     
    Hi everybody! ("Hi, Doctor Nick!" ... no? Ok),

    Yeah so I'm Simon, founder of Flipstorm. We're hiding out in our cave over in Wombourne (near Wolverhampton). Feel free to pop by any time for a cuppa!

    We're developing some pretty awesome web-based tools for various startups as well as some of our own products.

    Hopefully you'll meet some of us (probably me) at various Multipack events. Come and say hi!

    Lots of love,
    Karen

    x
    • CommentAuthorTAMBA
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
     
    Hi Im Jon, CD at TAMBA, got introduced to this site by a good friend at Fazeley studios. Looking forward to chatting with everyone and hopefully finding the right people to fill some vacancies we have!
    • CommentAuthorjason116
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2012
     
    Hi All,

    My name is Jason Clarke from West Bromwich. I am a .NET developer working primarily with ASP.NET, WCF and JavaScript. I also have experience working with Flash/Actionscript 3, Unity 3D and PHP.

    - Jason
    • CommentAuthorpads
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2012
     
    Hey all,

    My name is Ben Paddock and I currently live in Coventry. I work for BT Osmosoft. I was primarily a middleware Java developer but I'm slowly trying to become a web developer!

    I found this site from Lanyrd and I'm hoping to pop by the next event to meet people :)
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      CommentAuthorsil
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2012
     
    Hey, Ben! Nice to see you; hopefully we'll see you for real at one of the events :)