Since Barry was 14 years old, he has had a passion for computer programming and this passion has taken him all around the country doing what he does not consider to be a job because he takes so much pleasure in doing it. He has developed a wide variety of applications, from cloud storage to complex websites, like this one.
The aim for the East Cleveland Arts website is to create a community for both professional and amateur artsits alike to connect, talk and teach each other, share their passion for art in all its forms and most importantly grow in both a professional and personal capacity.
Barry runs both the community cinema and the South Tees Movie Club, which is great as he is a huge film fan, being able to show both modern and classic films in communities that don't have access to cinema, in the traditional sense, is something that he is quite proud of.
Alongside constantly developing the East Cleveland Arts and South Tees Movie Club websites he does all the video editing which is something else he enjoys and would like to set up a code club to show our youngsters that if you enjoy doing something then you can turn it into a career.
Barry has a mantra and it is the words of Confucius 'Never work a day in your life, do something you love'!