|Name||Daniel Brett Kopping|
|Birth Date||15 January 1989|
|Contact Details||(+27) 084 941 4422|
|Address||103 Raglan Street
Hi, I'm Danny and I'm addicted to the web.
I am a highly motivated, driven and passionate programmer and systems analyst. I thoroughly enjoy creating interesting and challenging systems with a number of different technologies, as well as analyzing and architecting said systems.
I consider one of my main skills to be debugging and problem-solving, with a special interest in efficiency and “code quality”. I’m a firm believer in writing clean, readable code with as little extraneous noise as possible.
I eat, sleep and breath programming and find nothing else in the world to be more mentally stimulating and interesting. I enjoy reading, listening to Jazz and Progressive Rock, studying (informally) Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Philosophy.
I am currently a Senior PHP Developer at Flow Communications - where I build large bespoke web applications.
I am a big believer in unit testing, database-centric application design, build-tool automation, fast iterations (Scrum) and API-driven applications.
I have built a number of complex systems in terms of system architecture & design, and am always trying to improve my skills and gain new knowledge and insight. I have performed Flash & Flex training for companies such as Vodacom, Pricewaterhouse Coopers & Discovery.
Matriculated in December 2007
I began my studies part-time while I worked at IceBlue InfoTech. I soon became disillusioned with the quality of the engineering education I was receiving, and left University prematurely to follow a more pragmatic approach to Software Engineering.