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Welcome to my personal

I make computers do things.

My name is Jamie Balfour. This website is all about me. I am a computer scientist, web developer, software developer, computer language developer and training teacher. I keep my professional stuff separate from my personal stuff and so if you are in need of a website, 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.


In a nutshell

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.

In 2010 when I turned 19 years of age, 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. This website is entirely my own work (apart from jQuery): I wrote the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and designed the databases that power this site from nothing.

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 web developer as well as the head of development and computer consultancy for Jambour Digital.

What I enjoy

Web Development





Video editing



Main projects



My own custom made content management system that has a ton of features such as user authority, plugins and much more.



YASS is my own syntax and programming language and ZPE is my own interpreter, compiler and transpiler to support it.


The Girder Framework

The Girder Framework is a simple to use framework that makes development of responsive websites faster.