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.
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.
This is (yet another) flat website templating system (think Hammer, jekyll) that allows you to use templates with static websites. The USP to this one is that you can output multiple language variants of your site. Published to npm, you can quickly add it into any Grunt based workflow.
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