Hey There!

My name is Fonix Hardcastle. I'm a British Network Engineer & Technology Enthusiast in his Teens, currently working freelance.
I love all things technical, loud ambient house music, milk and the smell of BBQ chicken.

I started doing what I do by now about ten years ago and although I took a more audio-oriented detour in between — well, not really a detour, just a different approach to fulfill my need for creativity — I eventually came back to doing what I used to do about two years ago. I've worked very hard ever since trying to improve my skills in Network Engineering & Systems Development. My goal was not only to be able to offer my clients a broad spectrum of services, but to really accompany them from start to finish of a project. That's why — unlike many others in the industry — I decided to not specialize in a single industry, but to dabble in many. Also: It wouldn't have made sense to choose one, if I'm passionate about many, right?

Over the course of the last two years, I've had the chance to work with multiple clients and agencies of all sorts and was able to gain a lot of experience. Experience that helped me improve my skills in communication, project management and strengthen my knowledge of various industries overall.

— CV

Professional

  • 2014 - Present
  • Freelance Systems Administrator & Web Developer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Stage Door Keeper - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
    • Switchboard Managing
    • General Administration
  • 2018 - Present
  • Music Production Teacher - Oakleaf
    • Basics of Logic Pro X
    • Advanced Skills related to Music Production
  • 2016 - Present
  • Usher - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
    • Customer Relations
    • Part of FOH Team
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Classroom Teaching
    • Basics of JS
    • Intergrating CSS
    • Backend PHP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Visual Security Systems
    • CCTV Engineering
    • Network imagery
    • Bandwidth Control
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Web Development Agengy
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JS
    • Design Tools & HTML5, CSS3
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Technical Aspect (Theatre)
    • Audio Engineering
    • Lighting Technician
    • AV Operator
    • BackStage Management
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Cisco CCNA Course
    • Penetration Testing
    • Network Analysis
    • Systems Admin

Educational

  • 2016 - 2018
  • Godalming College
    • Information Technology & Uses and Practicality (Certificate)
    • Computing & Website and language basics
  • 2015 - 2016
  • NCS Citizen Service
    • Public Aid
    • Project Development
    • Team Building
  • 2014 - 2015
  • ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music)
    • Audio Production (A Level)
    • Audio Recording (A Level)
    • Stage Rigging (A Level)
    • Audio In a Performance Environment (A Level)
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Broadwater School
    • Math & GCSE Level
    • IT & GCSE Level
    • Spanish & GCSE Level
    • Electronics / Engineering & GCSE Level
    • Music & GCSE Level
    • English & GCSE Level
    • Drama (Lighting Engineering) & GCSE Level

Languages

  • English & Primary
  • Spanish & Secondary

— Expertise

Network Engineering

  • Load Balancing
  • Bash / Scripting
  • Redis Engineering
  • Network Firewalling
  • Virtualization Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Docker Administration

Web Development

  • HTML & HTML5
  • PHP
  • JS, JQuery
  • CSS & CSS3
  • Web Server Configurations

Projects & Runnings

  • Scripting
  • ArtNet
    • Part of my Home Automation journey has been heavily based using DMX over Artnet to archive a fully network based lighting setup.
  • Scripting
  • Facial Reconition
    • Playing around with different open source algorithms to archive a low level facial recognition systems to put in practical scenarios.
  • Home Automation!
  • Who Likes A Dumb Home?
    • Using ArtNet, MQTT, DMX, and ONVIF to Create a super smart home!
  • MQTT Geek
  • We just rip off Redis!
    • Over the past few years i have been using MQTT more and more because of its broad ability to allow different applications to communicate.
  • Audio Engineering
  • Spare time is great!
    • In some of my spare time i alter or increase the benefactor of various different live audio venus through advice and knowledge built up in my education.
  • Scripting
  • Alexa Skill Designing
    • A lot of different services i run i control via various different alexa skills to get status updates or instant issue reports!
  • Support
  • Pterodactyl
    • Spare time is used for supporting the community of pterodactyl with its large growing user base.
  • Network Administration
  • Corinth Entertainment
    • A primary portion of my time is spent working for Corinth Entertainment maintaining different systems and ensuring the overall security of the network infrastructure.
  • Network Administrator
  • Genesis Community
    • A voluntary based workflow to assist in the backend runnings of the community systems.