I'm Lloyd Rodrigues Powell, a tall chap that couldn't live without sport. Previously a keen high jumper having been fortunate enough to have represented England on an international stage, I'm currently taking my volleyball pretty serious, playing national league and coaching a local ladies team.
I am originally from Yarm, where I was brought up and ended up studying at Teesside University where I attained a first class honours degree in Software Engineering. Since then I have worked predominantly in a .NET environment, which eventually brought me to my current residence in Tyne & Wear.
I love to travel, I've been very fortunate that I've been able to get around and visit places such as Venice, Cinque Terre, Monaco, Lisbon, New York, Egypt, Malvides and the Formula 1 in Hungary. There are many places left on my list and I can't wait to visit them with my fantastic wife!
Alongside the travelling I coach beach and indoor volleyball, I'm a big fan of playing beach volleyball at any available opportunity (ideally in Portugal!). When you can't find me at the beach, the indoor court or the track, I'll probably be found watching the Formula 1, spending some quality time outdoors with my wife or getting frustrated watching the 'mighty' Boro!
I've put together this site not just to gain an insight in to me as a person but also as a landing page for projects that I've worked on over the years.
Over the years I've had a few chances here and there to work on a few little fun projects!
Please feel free to have a browse but keep in mind that these projects are predominantly from my earlier days as a developer (early work or during university), you'll probably be able to tell some are quite old by the technologies used!
“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water” — Rabindranath Tagore
I'm working on some more content to put on the site so please pop back to see, or feel free to get in touch using the contact information below or the social networks in the header section of the page.