About

I was born in 1988 and grew up in south/central London. I was educated at Wimbledon College (2001-2006) and studied philosophy at the University of Warwick (2006-2009).

Later I trained as a primary school teacher, completing my Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Middlesex University (2011-2012). I taught in schools throughout south London for several years and then taught myself how to code and switched to web development. I have worked as a developer in both a salaried and freelance capacity. I now work exclusively as a frontend software engineer in Scotland.

In my free time, outside of computing and improving my technical knowledge, I enjoy reading popular science, philosophy and science-fiction; learning languages; listening to podcasts and electronic/heavy metal music; spending time with Staffies; lifting weights and exploring Scotland.

Employment

Software Engineer

Arria Natural Language Generation

2021 - present

I work as part of the frontend team on NLG Studio, Arria's flagship software. NLG Studio replicates the human process of expertly analyzing and communicating data insights by dynamically turning structured data into written or spoken narrative at scale and at machine speed. I primarily work with TypeScript and Angular.

Assistant Web Developer

Blueprint Design Company

2019 - 2021

Whilst at BDC I worked as the lead frontend developer using vanilla JavaScript and React, along with other standard web technologies and tooling. I worked closely with graphic and UX designers to produce single page applications primarily for large global health technology providers, most notably Philips.

Freelance

University of Sussex

I was hired by the University of Sussex's Digital Humanities Lab to customise the Making African Connections Digital Archive, an AHRC-funded research project. This involved frontend alterations and the creation of several backend processes designed to assist the researchers in managing content. I primarily worked with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.

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Nuance Communications

Nuance are one of the leading developers of AI-driven speech-recognition technology. I worked with Nuance to produce landing pages and other web content for marketing campaigns. Involved refactoring the existing frontend code and using JavaScript to automate page behaviour on the basis of date/time and tracking codes contained within the inbound marketing URLs.

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Rt Hon. Clare Short

Clare Short is Britain's former Secretary of State for International Development. I rebuilt Clare's professional website from a static legacy site to a modern site backed with WordPress

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