Hi, my name is Stephen Garside and I am a Dad, Husband and Freelance Web Developer living in Halifax, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in the UK. I have two daughters, Roxanne and Alicia who, together with my wife Donna make sure most of my time is consumed! My hobbies include playing the piano (not very well!) and attempting to keep fit, whilst undoing all my work by blowing the froth off the occasional pint.
My current role is a senior web developer at Marshalls PLC, working on enterprise level websites, web apis, phone apps and web based business systems using established technologies such as Microsoft .net, c#, MVC and Azure. In my spare time I offer freelance web development for businesses in Halifax, Huddersfield and Leeds, and I also enjoy dabbling with new web technologies and writing my own websites, some of which you can see in my web portfolio.
I have a real passion for search engine optimisation (SEO) and regularly impart my knowledge on anybody who will listen in my SEO blog. I have also done a lot of work in the web virtual reality arena, together with work on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, chatbots, and more recently Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice applications / skills. You can read more about this in my web development blog.
Feel free to check out my CV that lists my skills and details of my most recent projects.