I develop
things to

  • Design

  • Scale

  • Work

What I do well

Freelance entrepreneurial solutions developer with over 15 years commercial experience working with some of the best companies in the world, Samsung UK, HTC, Phones4U, SimplyBiz and Argos to name a few.

I have a strong background in cloud based solutions including API development, expert level prototyping utilising Python and the Django Framework. I have a proven ability to understand and create web based software from scratch. I have built hundreds of web based applications, some that support millions of users for large corporations in use today.

I'm a contributor to open-source and free software and public speaker, I love to problem solve and look at every project from both a technical and business prospective.

Building to Scale

I have comprehensive experience building web applications that scale to millions of users. If you have an web application or API that needs to support an ever growing user base, get in touch!


Most of my work is back-end development in Python using the Django Framework, although I have also worked extensively in JAVA, .NET and ColdFusion for many years.


Most projects require some sort of data storage. Django’s own API makes this easy, but I'm no stranger digging in deep with SQL/TSQL. I have optimised databases and code to store and query huge datasets.


I have worked on projects scaling large application in the Cloud using AWS and Google's App Engine. I have configured and scaled severs using IIS, Apache, WSGI, Nginx and Gunicorn


Above - My handsome boy Dawson

Software Developer, Nerd and Hard Working Problem Solver.

Freelance Django Developer with a passion for what I do. I enjoy development work on interesting or new start-up projects. I have experience architecting and building rapid applications for clients such as Samsung, HTC, SimplyBiz and Argos.

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"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything."
An African proverb


(Python, Java, RESTful APIs)


(HTML5, CSS, LESS, AngularJS, Jquery)


(MySQL, MS SQL, MongoDB)


(Apache, IIS, WSGI, Nginx, Gunicorn)

Some of my work

HTC Specialist

HTC Specialist


Lead developer tasked with architecting and then implementing an API allowing direct integration with HTC’s staff incentive application (HTC Specialist App).

  • Python 2.7 Django Framework 1.6+
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML5
  • Tastypie - API
  • Apache Server/mod_wsgi on each EC2 instances
  • Amazon AWS
  • Celery
>NHS Primary Care Trust

NHS Primary Care Trust


Argos Survey


HTC Specialist

R U Different


I originally designed and developed the first iteration of an award winning Survey Engine ‘How well do you know your mates’. Today the survey engine has evolved into a nationwide survey and report system helping LAs (local authorities) and supporting intervention campaigns in Schools.

R U Different was built to scale, using a number of EC2 machines based on demand. Today, R U Different has collected over 4 million responses and gives real time reports to users.

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LiveWire SMS


Working for Gencia Media as the lead developer I helped develop LiveWire SMS in under just a few months.

Built using Django 1.6 it uses Celery for asynchronous SMS queuing and uploading of contacts to a RDS database. Hosted and supported using AWS (Amazon Web Services) LiveWire SMS scales based on demand and backups images using S3 Buckets.

  • Python 2.7 Django Framework 1.6+
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML5
  • Tastypie - API
  • Apache Server/mod_wsgi on each EC2 instances
  • Amazon AWS
  • Celery
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Lead developer and architect for Gencia Media on a 6 month project to redevelop a 10 year old legacy system used by thousands of their members. A huge task that involved over 20+ sites, and integrated platforms. Today I don’t have much involvement with the system, however the decisions I made to use MURA CMS has allowed them to keep the competitive edge and ease of development for many years to come.

  • Adobe ColdFusion 9+
  • Windows Server IIS7
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML
  • MS SQL Server

Get in touch Hire Me

I'm available for hire

Have an interesting project that needs someone with experience in building rapid applications for large corporations that actually work? Want someone who knows how to build applications to the correct standards and design? I freelance, get in touch.

My current availability is limited due to new contractual commitments.

Glyn Jackson
Manchester, UK