About Alex

I'm Alex. I'm from Ashton-under-Lyne but now live in Huddersfield, UK. I enjoy coding, board games, drinking whisk(e)y and spending time with my wife, two boys and dog.

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I enjoy coding. From the large system architecture & planning, all the way down to problem solving. There is something about the Eureka moment that is intoxicating. I feel that with programming, I'll never stop learning, as there is always an area I know nothing about. That's what makes it so special!

I'm a tech and team lead with an informal approach to management, while still being the buck-stops-here and capable of offering technical direction where needed.

I'm a .NET focused software engineer and architect...

.NET 6.0 .NET Framework C# Microsoft Azure ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Web API LINQ Entity Framework Optimizly (formerly EPiServer CMS) Azure Service Bus MSMQ MassTransit NUnit / XUnit / MSTest Moq Logging Frameworks T-SQL

... with a strong background in web development...

HTML5 & XHTML TypeScript JavaScript CSS SASS & LESS Angular Bootstrap JQuery Jasmine Google Tag Manager Performance Optimisation Lighthouse

... and plenty of DevOps...

Azure App Services IIS Git Octopus Deploy Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipelines NuGet NewRelic Microsoft Teams

... and the architectural and softer skills ...

SOLID Principles TDD / Unit Testing Managing CI/CD Team Leading Pragmatic Problem Solver CI/CD Pipelines Event-driven Architecture Comfortable with CLI
I'm a big fan of board & card games. I love playing social deduction games such as One Night Werewolf, as well as the more in-depth, strategy-heavy ones such as Wingspan, Letters from Whitechapel and Through The Ages: Civilization.
As also mentioned, when not at work drinking coffee and teas, I love Whisky. I love a wide range of whisky, from the smooth Irish like Jamesons - to the heavy punch-you-in-the-face scotches like Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.

OK - Enough about me now.

If you want to contact me, then you can do so by any of the social media links at the top, or by emailing me amadiere@amadiere.com.

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