My own custom made content management system that has a ton of features such as user authority, plugins and much more.
My name is Jamie Balfour. This website is all about me. I am a computer scientist, web designer & developer, software developer, computer language developer and secondary level Computing Science teacher. I am also a former user experience (UX) tester and PhD researcher.
I keep my professional stuff separate from my personal stuff and so if you are in need of a website or anything else I offer, visit my business site at Jambour Digital.
My main interests are in web development, digital design, computer language design, computer networking & VoIP phones, computer hardware, desktop software development and in education with computer science.
Born in Scotland and given a computer at age 7 by my parents, I became really interested in computers and technology by the time I was finishing primary school.
When I was 18 years old in 2010, I decided to get myself a personal website. In 2013 and in 2017 I rebuilt the site and that's what you are visiting right now. I often like to reinvent the wheel with my own take on it, so my website is completely hard-coded from nothing. The only library used on the whole site is the jQuery library.
I went on to study computer science at university in 2012 and obtained a first class degree (you can read my dissertation here). In 2016, I graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science. The next step after that was teacher training (PGDE) in 2018.
I am currently a Computing Science teacher and a web developer as well as the head of development and computer consultancy for Jambour Digital.
Welcome to my website. My name is Jamie Balfour and I am a computer scientist and a teacher. My website focuses on me but I also write articles and reviews on and related to technology as well as tutorials designed to help you learn things I know.