Hello. I'm Turnerj

aka. James Turner - a programmer and entrepreneur with a love of cars, music and technology

About Me

If I'm not blabbering on about what pizza I made last night, about how much I like my car or about some song from the 80s I've only recently discovered, I am probably busy programming something I want to be the Next Big Thing™.

I was no stranger to computers at a young age. While we didn't have a family computer for quite some time, I jumped on a computer at any chance I could - these machines were fascinating.

I was around 10 years old when I was introduced to programming with my IT teacher showing me HTML and CSS. This opened my eyes to the wide world of programming and over the years, I taught myself a few programming languages like PHP and C# prior to any formal education in either.

I didn't take a typical path through the education system, leaving highschool after Year 10 thanks to an unique opportunity to start a Bachelor of Information Technology 2 years earlier than what normally is possible. To spice up my life, I also decided to start a small business called Turner Software where I was able to do some freelancing website development work.

I finished up my degree at the end of 2011 and landed a job at a local website development agency, Plastyk Studios. I progressed through the ranks, learning a bunch of things on the way.

After 7 years there, it was time for me to leave the proverbial nest and dive 100% into my dream of running a software development company. Time will tell if I am successful...

Programming at a desk

Projects

I've work on a number of different things over the years, from little JS tools to bigger C# libraries. This list below are some of the highlights:

Posts

I'm no author but I do like writing the ocassional blog post. I post over at DEV where there is a strong development community who I hope are remotely interested in my rambles. Here are some of the posts I have done: