I write well structured, semantic
. HTML I know
inside out, including detailed knowledge of browser compatibility issues and new CSS 3 features. CSS
I write unobtrusive
with jQuery or directly to the DOM.
I keep up with the latest browser developments, and I’ve used the HTML5 history and canvas
to enhance real websites.
I’m a proponent of
accessibility, progressive enhancement and microformats.
Back-end web development
I like dynamic languages and
I prefer to work with Ruby or Python,
and I know my way round Rails and Django.
MySQL and PostgreSQL,
Redis and Mongo,
and that they all have their place.
I’ve written fast, scalable apps with EventMachine, and experimented with Node.js.
HTTP caching and Varnish configuration.
Desktop software development
Web developer at thoughtbot
November 2012 -
Helping to find new European clients for thoughtbot.
Freelance web developer
June 2012 -
Ruby on Rails development for internal tools that track and display
historical financial data for a hedge fund.
Ruby on Rails development for a start-up providing online
education resources to Swedish schools.
Rapid Dinner Company MVP development
for an early stage start-up.
Django developer at Tripbirds
October 2011 -
Working on every aspect of an early stage web startup, including code and product development.
Tripbirds AB in
Django developer at Artfinder
May 2011 -
(five month contract)
Working on a range of features for
Art Discovery Limited in
Ruby on Rails developer at Reevoo
August 2009 -
Working on all aspects of a variety of high-trafﬁc web sites, from front-end code to performance.
Selecting and interviewing candidates for roles within the development and design teams.
Participating in high-level product design and strategy decisions.
Running a week of idea generation and rapid prototyping during which a team of developers,
designers and business people planned, designed and developed a working prototype for a
Just Buy This One
Reevoomark – An embedded reviews service on many UK and international retailer and manufacturer websites including Sony UK. Company
Revieworld Limited in
Mac OS X developer
July 2005 -
– A smarter default browser for Mac OS X, downloaded over 40,000 times. Choosy
– Custom folder icons for Mac OS X Leopard. Iconic
Education and qualiﬁcations
Computer Science degree (First class)
September 2002 -
B.Sc. (Hons) First Class
University of Manchester