Andy Smith


Corner Farm, East Ruston rd, Honing
North Walsham
NR28 9PF

I have an insatiable appetite for new ideas, best practices, and ways to be more productive and happy. I’m curious about the world, what makes it tick, and how I want to make my mark on it. I’m committed to life long continuous learning and enjoy staying up to date in developments within the IT industry and others, because I’ve realised that innovation is found at the boundaries between disciplines, not by narrowly focusing in one area. I’m fascinated by puzzles and problem solving and have the need to understand at a deeper level not only to see how things work but for the challenge and pure fun of discovery. I enjoy working with people who have a ”work hard play hard” attitude, a real passion about their interests and get through the tougher times with a great sense of humour.


2015-10-01 - 2017-07-28

MMK Digital / Brew Digital

Junior Developer

Developing a range of websites following agile principles, using the Silverstripe PHP framework. Managing issues and documentation within the Atlassian suite of software tools especially Jira. Managing all code within version control with git. Creating and administering linux based servers on cloud providers such as digital ocean and Amazon web services.

  • modular site build
  • company website (not live yet)
  • Trip planner Booking information system using API to Kingswood internal booking system
2013-08-01 - 2014-08-01

Norfolk Constabulary

Data Network Internship

Worked on many ongoing projects between Norfolk and Suffolk police forces installing and upgrading network equipment and services. Perfoming daily maintenace, answering queries and solving issues raised by staff within police facilities.

  • ERP project SAN switching design, implementation and documentation.
  • Open source network monitoring project based on SNMP, IP Network readdressing project.
  • Upgrading force telephony to Cisco VoIP service in Norfolk & Suffolk.
  • Python scripting to measure departmental caller usage.


2009-10-01 - 2013-06-01

University of East Anglia

Computer Science
  • Software engineering
  • Data structures & algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Architectures & Operating systems
  • Theoretical computing
  • Information retrieval
  • Database systems
  • Computer vision
  • Networks
  • Sound & image processing


Web Development
  • Silverstripe
  • Laravel
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Stylus
  • SASS
  • Javascript
  • Vue.js
  • JQuery
Software Engineering
  • Software patterns
  • Git version control
  • System architectures
  • Database design
  • Test driven development
System administration
  • Linux based systems
  • Docker
  • Bash scripting
  • Vim
  • Capistrano deployment
Good/Bit rusty
  • TCP/IP
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • PBX
  • Cisco VoIP
  • Cisco IOS
  • SNMP


Native speaker


Building & designing
  • managing Barn conversion & development
  • Arduino
  • microcontrollers
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Environment monitoring
  • playing guitar
continuous self-learning
  • reading
  • Laracasts
  • meetup groups
  • Day courses
  • Conferences
  • dog training


Sophie Caswell
1 Labour In Vain Yard, Norwich, NR2 1JD
Human Resources
Norfolk Constabulary OCC Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW