Consultant. Architect. Developer.
  • Ryan Durkin

About me

I'm Ryan Durkin and I'm a freelance technical consultant and web developer based in Manchester specialising in SDL Tridion, Sitecore and bespoke Microsoft .Net applications.

I've been a web developer for 12 years and I'm really passionate about working closely with customers to technically design, architect and build websites that are built to the highest quality and are more importantly built on time.

I have 8 years experience in technical consultancy helping some of the worlds leading brands build their digital strategies by using enterprise level content management systems.

Project Portfolio

Here are just a few of the key projects that I've been a part of:

Sheffield Hallam University

Sitecore DevOps Consultancy

Sitecore 8, ASP.Net MVC, Azure, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, GitFlow

Cambridge Assessment

Cambridge Assessment

SDL Tridion Bulk Upload Tool

Tridion 2013 SP1, ASP.Net MVC, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudSearch, Vanilla JavaScript, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Git

Braun Household

Braun Household

Episerver Upgrade and Rebuild

Episerver 9, Commerce Manager, ASP.Net MVC, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, SQL Server, Git

Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners

Umbraco

Umbraco 6, ASP.Net MVC, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, SQL Server, Git

dnata

dnata

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2013 SP1, Amazon Web Services, ASP.Net MVC, DD4T, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, SQL Server, Git

Adama

Adama

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2013 SP1, Amazon Web Services (3 Regions), ASP.Net MVC, DD4T, TeamCity 1 click deployments, SQL Server, Git

GE Lighting

GE Lighting

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2011, JSP, Custom Java Deployer (SI4T), Solr Integration, Oracle, SVN

Yara

Yara International

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2011 SP1, Solr, Microsoft .Net Web Forms, Oracle, Git

Regus

Regus

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2011, Microsoft .Net Web Forms, SQL Server, SVN

Yamaha Music

Yamaha Music

SDL Tridion Consultancy

Face to face workshop in Japan

Butlins

Butlins

Website Rebuild and SDL Tridion Upgrade

SDL Tridion 2011, SQL Server, ASP.Net WebForms, SVN

Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels

Website Rebuild and SDL Tridion Upgrade

SDL Tridion 2011, SQL Server, ASP.Net WebForms, SVN

Alitalia

Alitalia

SDL Tridion Implementation

SDL Tridion 2011, SQL Server, ASP.Net WebForms, SVN

SDL Tridion Services

I have 8 years experience in SDL Tridion (now known as SDL Web) and have successfully managed, architected and built over 16 Tridion projects. This experience has come from my freelance work and my time at Building Blocks where I have gone from Developer, to Senior Developer, to Technical Manager and then to Technical Director managing a team of 35 people across 3 different countries.

I'm a big believer in sharing with the community and so I organise and host the SDL Tridion UK User Group. I have also spoken about Continuous Integration with SDL Tridion alongside Rob Stevenson-Leggett at the Tridion Developer Summit. I also achieved MVP status in 2013 for my contribution to the community

Below are a few of the SDL Web services that I can offer:

Website Development

I have developed against multiple versions of Tridion (5.3, 2009, 2011, 2013 & Web 8). This includes standard Template creation, custom WorkFlow, GUI Extensions, ASP.Net WebForms, ASP.Net MVC DD4T, DXA as well as complex Custom Pages and integrations into the CME.

Solution Architecture

I have held many technical workshops bringing together the customers IT team, the front-end development team and the UX team to come up with a technical architecture that fulfils the customers current and future plans.

Upgrade Scans

SDL Tridion major versions are released every 2 years and it is important that you validate that your current server setup, templates and web sites are suitable for the latest version and what remedies are required if they are not. These upgrade scans are also required for major Service Pack updates too.

Training

Throughout my time at Building Blocks I have performed hundreds of internal Content Editor and Developer training sessions. This has saved the company thousands of pounds in training fees. I have developed my own training plan and materials that are specific to the real world that people can connect with and understand.

Certifications

SDL Web

Certified SDL Tridion Architect & Developer

Sitecore

Sitecore Certified Professional Developer

Sitecore

Microsoft Certified Application Developer

Sitecore

Accredited AWS Technical and Business Professional

Other Stuff

I'm not just a geek, I do some other stuff too:

The Football Association

FA Qualified Football Coach

I've completed my Level 1 and Level 2 football coaching badges and have coached youth and adult football teams and loved every minute of it.

Emoji Shop - Quirky Cushions

Product Importer

I'm a co-owner of 2Dome Limited where we specialise in importing and selling goods from outside of Europe into the United Kingdom. We currently have 2 websites www.emojishop.co.uk and www.kbikeshop.com and have a few others in the pipeline.

Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Beats, Rhymes & Life

I'm a massive Hip Hop fan and love listening to music whilst programming. My Hip Hop obsession led me to create www.hiphoptshirts.co.uk to help feed other people's Hip Hop clothing obsession. You can also find some of my Hip Hop mixes on Mixcloud.

Get in touch

You can contact me on any of these channels: