Hi, my name is Rob Darby. I'm a Newcastle-based software developer currently working with Scala and Play to create digital masterpieces...

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I am currently working as a Scala Developer based in Newcastle, where I am creating and maintaining a website accessible by over 6 million people a year.

I have recently graduated from Accenture's apprenticeship programme where I have gained a Higher Apprenticeship for IT including a Foundation Degree and Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT. This type of scheme has provided me with 3 years valuable work experience and also allowed me to develop not just my technical skills, but also great personal skills as well.