Picture of myself, Calum Pairman.

Calum Pairman.

Web Developer and Programmer.

about me

I'm a Website Developer, working mostly with WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, and SASS. I enjoy programming as a hobby, and have extensive experience in Java in my own projects. I've always been very interested in the process of video game development; I have some basic experience working with the Unity engine and C#, and continue to work on my skills and projects in this area.

Originally from Troon, Ayrshire, I graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2020 with a BSc in Computer Science. I discovered my passion for all-things-computer when I was at school, and it was a natural choice for me to study and pursue a career in this field. My interests aren't just in software either; I enjoy building, upgrading, and generally experimenting with computer hardware as a hobby.

I'm a fast and avid learner; alongside my studies, I've expanded my programming skills significantly just by working on my own projects, and I always find myself learning new things every time I code. I have strong problem-solving, research, and analytical skills, plus excellent interpersonal skills that allow me to fit in well in any team.

Beyond that, my work experience includes a variety of roles across the construction, hospitality, and retail sectors, giving me a solid understanding of how essential it is to provide outstanding customer service, and a high quality of product.


Heriot-Watt University


BSc Computer Science

Modules included object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, software and interaction design, web design and programming, database management, and artificial intelligence.

In third year, I played a vital role in a group project, which involved developing a management system for a fictional bike rental company. Working in an agile manner, we worked through the entire software development lifecycle, from the initial stages of design, to implementation and testing, and compiled regular reports on our progress. We then finished the project by presenting our software to staff and students in an ‘expo'.

Marr College



A - Computing, Graphic Communication, Mathematics, Technological Studies

B - Physics

C - English

Standard Grades & Intermediate 2

Standard Grade, 1 (Credit) - Maths, Physics, Technological Studies

Standard Grade, 2 (Credit) - English, Geography, Chemistry, French

Intermediate 2, A - Graphic Communication


Driving Licence with Pass Plus


I hold a full, current, and clean driving licence, and have completed Pass Plus.

Personal Licence (Alcohol)

2019 (expires 2029)

I have a Personal Licence with no endorsements.

technical skills


  • PHP
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Java 8+, with:
    • JUnit, Swing, JavaFX
    • Apache Maven, JLink, JPackage
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • JSP
  • SQL
  • C
  • C#
  • Python


  • WordPress
  • UML
  • XML
  • Git
  • Unity

employment history

Fluid Studios


September 2021 - Present

Web Developer (September 2022 - Present)

  • Building WordPress websites, primarily working with PHP, SASS, and JavaScript
  • Working closely with my design and development colleagues to determine how to best implement the client's requirements
  • Optimising the website in terms of page speed and SEO to deliver outstanding performance
  • Working within timelines and deadlines to deliver a high quality website that the client can use to proudly showcase their business

Support Web Developer (September 2021 - September 2022)

  • Investigating and fixing bugs and other issues with client's websites
  • Adding new features to existing websites
  • General website management: dealing with DNS records, SEO, SSL certificates, email administration, etc

Morrisons (Supermarket)

Troon, Ayrshire

November 2019 - September 2021

Customer Assistant

  • Helping customers to find items, check for backstock, and with general enquiries
  • Organising and rotating stock, both on display to customers and backstock
  • Ensuring the premises are kept neat, clean and presentable, at all times

The Fox & Willow

Ayr, Ayrshire

October 2019 - January 2020

The Fox & Willow is a popular restaurant and pub.


  • Taking customer orders, preparing drinks and cocktails, and delivering them to tables
  • Ensuring that the bar is kept clean, well-stocked and presentable throughout the shift
  • Helping to prepare the restaurant at the end of the shift for the following day
  • Working as a team to ensure that every customer has a pleasant and enjoyable experience

EC Homes

Troon, Ayrshire

October 2011 - October 2019

EC Homes was our family’s construction and approved electrical contractor’s business.

General Assistant

  • Setting up and maintaining the workplace, ensuring work site safety, and that the customer’s premises are left clean and tidy
  • Installation of electrical and networking systems, fault-finding, and inspection and testing
  • Decorating, and installation and maintenance of kitchens and bathrooms
  • This technical role required good knowledge of equipment, and relied heavily on my team working skills, to deliver high standards of workmanship to our customers


Marr College

Troon, Ayrshire

2014 - 2015

IT/Classroom Assistant

In my final year at school, I spent much of my week volunteering as an assistant to the school’s IT technician, and as a classroom assistant in several first and second-year computer science classes. In my time with the school’s IT technician, I would help to diagnose and fix computer-related issues for members of staff, as well as provide general support and maintenance of the school’s IT systems. While volunteering in classes, I would help the teacher to prepare and give lessons, help pupils with their work, and even had the opportunity to present some lessons myself. I found this to be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience that helped to develop my knowledge and presentation skills.