UX Developer, Tech Writer,
Software Engineer & Tech Lead
facebook liker web person with over 15 years experience in the industry. Career highlights include:
Works in London, lives in Corby, spends too much time on the train. Will line manage, code, talk or write about web stuff for £s and fun.
FeatureFlagTech (F2T) is a fully managed feature flag service that is simpler than a self hosted Open Source solution and better value than "enterprise" alternatives.
A website and newsletter that makes it easier to keep up with the frontend dev community on Twitter. Using NodeJS running on AWS, it currently keeps watch on a list of the top 100 frontend developers and sends you an email of the most interesting links.
October 2015 - May 2016
Temporarily responsible for co-ordinating recruitment, best working practices and maintaining a large codebase between 5 development teams. I did this role alongside my Tech Lead responsibilities to backfill the engineering manager's vacancy. This included:
July 2012 - present
Responsible for the technical direction and line management (10 developers) of the Visual Journalism team within BBC News. Duties include:
My team creates unique visual journalism, from data driven infographics (NHS Winter), interactive page components (clickable guides, The Last Dornier Bomber), charts (Syria's Refugee Exodus), maps (Election 2015: The political battleground, Primary league tables: Regional picture), long form (The Lost Sons), quizzes (Quiz of the year: Who said that?) and other original online journalism (2014 Budget Calculator, Common Weath Games Calculator).
March 2011 – July 2012, London