Welcome to my website

SE student at Queen's University Belfast


A small introduction


Hi there! I'm Dylan Wilson. This is my personal site. If you are looking for one of my projects, please visit my GitLab.

I'm a Software Engineering student at Queen's University Belfast. Prior to my starting my course I began writing programs in PHP and then started using Java. While I have the time outside of my course I develop responsive website using mainly the Laravel framework for the backend and Bootstrap and jQuery for the frontend. You can see some of my work in the portfolio section of this site.

As well as developing software I also enjoy practicing systems administration and I've set up some basic services on my Ubuntu server including Apache (including TLS), MariaDB (a MySQL drop-in replacement), PHP, FTP & SSH and GitLab. In fact, I'm hosting both this site and my personal GitLab on my own server.

Aside from computing, I also really enjoy music listening to generally rock and punk music such as Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Queen to name but a few.

Last updated: 6th February 2020


Some of my work


My digital qualifications


Languages I regularly use


Java is where I spend most of my time, I enjoy developing using Java and use it to develop enterprise applications.


I regularly use PHP, mainly Lavavel but sometimes vanilla PHP too. This allows me to quickly develop highly-functional websites without needing to reinvent the wheel!


I use HTML and CSS to develop websites, I mainly use Bootstrap when developing websites as this allow me to quickly develop reponsive sites—in fact, this site is developed using Bootstrap too!


I often want to add some additional functionality to the websites I produce so I use Javascript to add features I couldn't add through HTML and CSS.