Our Credentials

You too can become a top IT consultant  (normally 70k+!)

You will receive training of high quality from top IT professionals headed by David Ellams, Director of NextGen Software Ltd. He has extensive experience in systems design and technology from his first class Honours Degree in Computing and Informatics to his most recent work with Nokia UK who complimented his high degree of expertise and commented that he was the best contractor they had seen. David has been told time and time again at every role that he was one of the best developers they have seen, he frequently more than ace interviews and technical tests, and is normally the only one who scores 100% on these tests.

The Computing and Informatics degree was rated as one of the best computing degrees you could do at the University of Plymouth, since unlike other degrees, this not only gives you a broad range of Computing skills, it also gives you very valuable business analytical skills allowing you to go into a business, analyse their business processes and then make proposals on how they can be made more efficient through IT.

The degree included the whole shooting match right from the initial consultation, various reports such as Feasibility Study and PID (Project Initiation Document) and systems analysis and design to designing and building the back-end database, architecting, designing and building the code, writing all user and technical documentation, training, support and maintenance. This is only a fraction of the full skillet used for full end to end development. It also included project management techniques such as PRINCE.

So what gives this degree the edge over all others? It takes into account real world scenarios and gives you the business skills to back up the technical skills you are taught. It allows you be fully independent.

To name just a few of the modules studied on this degree (amongst many, many more):

Advanced Information Retrieval, Advanced Databases, Advanced Networking, Advanced Windows Programming, Object-Oriented Analysis And Design, Artificial Intelligence, Web-Based Application Development, Information Systems Development, Systems Analysis And Design, Information Systems Development Environments, Integrating Project, Information Retrieval, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Systems, Quantitative Methods, Software Engineering, Operations Management, Decision Support, Computer Systems Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Operations, Information Processing Systems, Business Communication Skills, Software Engineering Principles, Software Engineering Practice, Information Technology Tools, Business, Computing and the Law.

A message from David himself:

“Hi, my name is David Ellams BSc(Hons) and I am a very experienced Senior Developer/Architect based in London and highly sought after. I have been in the industry for over 16 years now, I have a 1st class honors degree in Computing And Informatics and a wealth of experience and skills in most things IT related, especially in software development.

I have been programming since the age of 8, when I got my first computer, the good old ZX Spectrum, ever since then I have been hooked to coding, especially games. As well as creating games, I have enjoyed playing them my whole life so I am also a gaming expert and know the industry very well. I have vast experience in all things technical including coding websites, desktop software, back-end services, apps, game and much more as seen on my CV.

My degree is rated as the hardest degree the University offers. The School Of Computing is rated as the 5th best in the UK by The Times newspaper and I also came top of my class.

Nokia UK complimented my high degree of expertise and commented that I was the best contractor they had seen and was the only one taken on with just a telephone interview. I spent a weekend learning their Windows Phone platform (I didn’t even own a smartphone back then) and I then knew more about their phone and platform than they did! They kept asking me questions all the time when I was there. My boss even told me to slow down because I was making everyone else look bad!

I have been told time and time again at every role that I was one of the best developers they have seen, I frequently more than ace interviews and technical tests, and I am normally the only one who scores 100% on these tests.

My degree not only gives you a broad range of computing skills, it also gives you very valuable business analytical skills allowing you to go into a business, analyse their business processes and then make proposals on how they can be made more efficient through IT.

I am way ahead of the curve, I see ideas many years before others do, for example the search suggestions that Google and YouTube use when you start entering your search term, I came up with about 5 years before they did as one of my first jobs out of University back in 2002. It was for an internal KB system written in classic ASP using a new technology called AJAX meaning instead of having to press the Search button to submit the search form to the server and then wait for the response, you can do searches in the background as you typed. I thought it would be too slow to work but it worked beautifully. I then thought nothing more of it until I saw Google, YouTube and everyone else start implementing it. This is just one example of countless ideas that I have invented many years before the big players have. I have an IQ of 160, which I am told makes me a genius and is the same as Einstein and Stephen Hawking. I did not even finish the test because I ran out of time due to my dyslexia and dyspraxia, which means I am sometimes a slower reader and take more time to absorb the information. IQ tests are however not a very accurate way to measure someone’s true potential because it only measures the left brain which is the logical and language processing centres. The left brain acts as a serial processor but the right brain is much more powerful and acts as a parallel processor, it is like a quantum computer and is responsible for our creativity, image processing, music, art, etc. I am also highly creative (I think up new ideas for apps, games, etc almost on a daily basis) as well as being highly analytical (left brain), this is what makes me so good at my job.

I have worked with or for all the big names such as KPMG, Nokia, Microsoft, The Daily Mail Group (DMG), BBC, European Parliament, HSBC, HM Land Registry, News International (The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sun), Business Link, Environmental Agency, Ordnance Survey, BP, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Regus, Crystal Reports, TD Waterhouse, Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hargreaves Lansdown, Aon, National Blood Service, William Hill, Optimus, NHS, DVLA, Camelot, IRIS Software, Syngenta, JPMC (JP Morgan Chas & Co), Volvo, TwoFour, Stralfors, Mears, Landmark (part of the DMGT (Daily Mail) group),  British American Tobacco Company, DSCallards, a UK Government Charity & Kantar World Panel plus many more as can be seen on my CV here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ellams-77132142/

I only say all of this not to boast but to show you’re investing in the best of the best and to prove my credentials as well as showing what someone with autism can do. I receive over 30 emails and over 5 calls a day with job matches from agencies due to being so highly sought after.

I have never been run by money and gave my money to charities and to my poor family and friends but this was not enough for me so in 2011 I created NextGen Software Ltd to start creating apps & games to help make the world a better place. I wanted to use my gifts for good rather than helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I am run by love because I know money cannot buy happiness

I burnt out in 2013 working long contracting hours in the day and then working on Yoga4Autism & NextGen Software in the evening and weekend without ever having a break. I was so driven to help make the world a better place. I was bedridden and could not walk or talk for months, it then took over two years using yoga to rebuild my strength and energy. This is a testament to one of the many positive traits of autism in that we never give up and have unlimited determination. I am an advocate for Autism and I enjoy do inspiring & empowering talks at shows, schools, homes, etc giving hope where there was previously none, painting autism in a positive light, which is needed when it has previously been seen as a negative. I now wish to help others who are where I use to be, then offer them all free training and jobs to help make the world a better place for all…

This game and the games/apps to follow will show the world what people on the spectrum are capable off. We are also looking for other people on the spectrum (who will also be as gifted as David in the IT field) who wish to help create this revolutionary game…  The plan is to free them with the yoga, meditation and mindfulness and then offer them free training and jobs…

Please contact us on ourworld@nextgensoftware.co.uk if you wish to get involved.

Best of both Worlds

Degrees are often criticised for being outdated and not reflecting the current IT industry but do give good solid computing foundations to build upon. This is why we offer the best of both worlds, the best parts of the structured foundations from a degree coupled with the latest trends and technologies in the market place.

Degrees are also expensive and putting yourself or someone through University can be very costly these days. To save all the debts, stress, years & tears, we will provide the best bits from the top rated computing/business degree in the country for FREE!

We have a solid 20 years’ experience designing applications (directly or indirectly) for a number of big names

KPMG, Nokia, Microsoft, The Daily Mail Group (DMG), BBC, European Parliament, HSBC, HM Land Registry, News International (The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sun), Business Link, Environmental Agency, Ordnance Survey, BP, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Regus, Crystal Reports, TD Waterhouse, Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hargreaves Lansdown, Aon, National Blood Service, William Hill, Optimus, NHS, DVLA, Camelot, IRIS Software, Syngenta, JPMC (JP Morgan Chas & Co), Volvo, TwoFour, Stralfors, Mears, Landmark (part of the DMGT (Daily Mail) group),  British American Tobacco Company, DSCallards, a UK Government Charity & Kantar World Panel.

Part of the training will include valuable lessons learnt from all these big names adding more skills and experience to your toolbox.

We are providing arguably the best training in the country for FREE!

David was the top of his class for the hardest degree rated by the University of Plymouth, which was rated one of the top five in the country. The School of Computing was also rated at the fifth best in the country by The Times.