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About me

My name (as you may have already guessed) is Nelson Pires. I'm a 40-something year old living and working in the UK but born in the sunny and beautiful country of Portugal (also known as Europe's west coast) where my passion for technology begun at the tender age of 11.

I'm luckily married to a great and wonderful wife that understands the implications of living with a technologist and when I'm not hanging out with her, I'm either programming, strategizing the next big thing, or simply out gardening or planting forests.

Being multi-disciplinary means I wear many hats. In software development, I master a wide range of technologies, from plain, standards compliant HTML to CSS, lots of Javascript and some PHP here and there but mostly ASP.NET C# with all its awesome power. In the past, I got caught up in perfectionism, procrastination, over-planning and analysis paralysis. Currently, being a passionate standardista, the work gets done in the best and most efficient way possible. A long timer in web related subjects with experience in all types of back and front-end development. I am also a host master, entrepreneur and a Microsoft Certified Professional with 33 years’ experience in the computer industry and 22 years in web development. I do what I do best on a daily basis which means it's rather difficult to just stop when I get home.

As an individual I'm always looking to go further, pushing the boundaries more and more each time, always trying to stay at the fore front of cutting edge technology.

Operating mainly for the English, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American markets, with a keen eye for emerging markets and opportunities, I consider myself an experienced professional capable of tackling any challenge but with so much still to learn.

Why not get in touch if you have any questions or maybe just to say “hi!”.

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