George Brocklehurst's CV

Contact details

Name
George Brocklehurst
Website
georgebrock.com
GitHub
github.com/georgebrock
LinkedIn
linkedin.com/in/georgebrock
E-mail
Location
New York, USA

Skills

Front-end

Back-end web development

Desktop software development

Tools and processes

Experience

Web developer at thoughtbot

Date
- present
Responsibilities
Building software for clients with Ruby, Python and JavaScript.
Helping to find new European clients for thoughtbot.
Company
thoughtbot in Stockholm, Sweden and New York, USA

Freelance web developer

Date
-
Clients
Hampstead Capital: Ruby on Rails development for internal tools that track and display historical financial data for a hedge fund.
Insiktsfabriken: Ruby on Rails development for a start-up providing online education resources to Swedish schools.
Dinner Company: Rapid MVP development for an early stage start-up.

Django developer at Tripbirds

Date
-
Responsibilities
Working on every aspect of an early stage web startup, including code and product development.
Intoducing better coding practices for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Products
Tripbirds
Company
Tripbirds AB in Stockholm, Sweden

Django developer at Artfinder

Date
- (five month contract)
Responsibilities
Working on a range of features for Artfinder, including adding JavaScript navigation to parts of the site using the HTML5 history API and a new multi-variant homepage.
Working on HTML and JavaScript-based iPad applications.
Company
Art Discovery Limited in London, England

Ruby on Rails developer at Reevoo

Date
-
Responsibilities
Working on all aspects of a variety of high-traffic web sites, from front-end code to performance.
Introducing better coding practices for CSS and JavaScript.
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 new product.
Products
Reevoo.com
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 London, England

macOS developer

Date
- Present
Products
Choosy – A smarter default browser for macOS, downloaded over 40,000 times.
Iconic – Custom folder icons for macOS Leopard.

Web community

Open source projects

I am the primary maintainer of gitsh and have made contributions to various other open source projects, including Ruby on Rails. You can see the projects I’ve released or contributed to on my GitHub profile.

Talks and presentations

I regularly speak at events ranging from local user groups to large international conferences, including dotRB 2013 and RailsConf 2013.

Mentoring

I’ve mentored developers through thoughtbot's apprentice.io and Learn Prime programs, and mentored companies at various seedcamp events.

User groups

I’m an active participant in local user groups, and one of the organisers of the Stockholm Vim and Stockholm Ruby groups.

Education and qualifications

Computer Science degree (First class)

Date
-
Qualifications
B.Sc. (Hons) First Class
Institution
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9LP
England