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Welcome!

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.

Teaching
Teaching

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 I decided to get myself a personal website. In 2013 and now 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

Programming

Design

Technology

Photography

Video editing

Writing

Teaching

Main projects

Dash

Dash

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

ZPE

ZPE & YASS

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

Girder

The Girder Framework

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