Rob Reid

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Internet
Occupation Senior Systems Architect
Location Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a systems architect with 30+ years of IT experience, add 10 for Amstrad and Spectrum coding in the 80's. I currently work for myself after working for a number of companies automating everything from whole Business Websites, BOTS, SEO, and Trading Software for Betting Sites. I used to work for one of the UK's leading recruitment software houses, creating 3 versions of their leading Jobboard software. I have also ran a number of my own businesses including multiple horse racing tipster sites, as well as working to develop automated systems that utilize Betfair's API in SOAP then JSON. My history also includes jobs working at OCR specialists, an International Management Consultancy and an OFCOM Director run Telecoms company working on one of the first BIG DATA 118 Directory Enquiry services. I'm an experienced developer with skills including .NET, VB.NET, C#, JavaScript, VB, VBA, VBS, ASP, PHP, HTML5, XHTML, CSS, MS SQL and MySQL. I have developed my own JavaScript frameworks, markup languages, Windows apps / services, my own language SCRAPE plus multiple WordPress plugins. If you want to hire me then please email me using the contact link in the footer.
Interests Playing 5 aside football, badminton, Fencing, TaeKwondo, blogging, politics, horse racing
Favorite Movies Leon, Total Recall, Terminator, any James Bond but Christopher Nolan is my favourite Director, Batman trilogy, Tenet, Inception...
Favorite Music Indie, Old Skool, Jungle, Garage, House, Dubstep, Grime, Funky, Baggie, Old Rock, Northern Soul and basically anything that is good.
Favorite Books Naked Lunch, Wasp Factory, Trainspotting, Filth, any Irvine Welsh or Will Self book. Also history books on religion, hidden history, new theories, science and philosophy.

What was the most important moment of your life? Fighting for my life against 3 robbers who tried killing me with a baseball attack, Taekwondo literally saved my life.