I am a highly experienced software developer with 20+ years of experience building software products for the web. I have been programming computers since I got my Sinclair ZX81 in 1985 and have been making them do interesting and delightful things since.
Front-end web development
- CSS Grid
Back-end web development
- Ruby on Rails
- React Native
Tools and processes
Senior Developer: Feb 2021—Jun 2021
Worked with the product team to triage bugs and scope new features for software built to run the Parachute blood plasma donation centers.
Created a new feature for the Parachute management app that consolidates all the details of a single donation onto one page. The app uses a Ruby on Rails GraphQL API and a React front-end.
Created a new sign up flow and home screen for the React Native mobile app.
thoughtbot (formerly New Bamboo)
Senior Developer: Nov 2012—Jan 2021
During my time at thoughtbot I worked on a large number of projects directly with clients. Here are some highlights from the projects I worked on:
Worked with an external designer to design and build a new website for New Bamboo.
Built a CMS and subscription system for a marketing intelligence firm using Ruby on Rails and ElasticSearch.
Built a form system for an organisation that funds research in developing countries using a Ruby on Rails back-end and Angular front-end.
Built a statistics dashboard for a company that provides cloud based banking solutions using React.
Worked with a company that provides publishing services to musicians to upgrade their website to the latest version of Ruby on Rails.
Built a full MVP with sign up flow for a company offering mail order prescription medication using Ruby on Rails.
Worked with a major health insurance provider to augment their web development team.
Web Designer & Developer: Aug 2010—Apr 2015
- Designed and built an E-commerce site for Soundunlimited, a Plymouth-based music shop.
Web Developer: Dec 2011—Nov 2012
Continued the development of a CRM product built using Ruby on Rails 2.3.
Migrated version control from SVN to git.
Web Developer: Jun 2010—Oct 2011
Updated and maintained Abiquo’s websites, which were written in both PHP and Ruby on Rails.
Rebuilt the virtual image exchange site, Thunderflash, using Ruby on Rails 3.
Deep Blue Sound
Deputy Sysadmin: Aug 2008—Jun 2010
Administered and augmented the existing web systems including Moodle, SugarCRM and others.
Deputised for the System Administrator.
- Sound Engineering & Recording
- Video Games