A big part of my role as Creative Technologist at Shortlist Media was experimenting with new technologies and ideas. These included prototyping a potential React Native app for a live event. Also a project where we created a React site that generated articles from the top trending subreddits of the day.
Both of these platforms were released during my time at Shortlist Media. As a publisher they wanted to be at the forefront of digital publishing and it was my job to integrate them. These efforts were successful as 2 weeks after launching Facebook IA we saw a 120% growth in online traffic.
Part of my role as codebar organiser is maintaining the repos. Everything we have built is Open Source, from the planner to the tutorials. We encourage students to contribute and to help with this we run "24 Pull Requests" every December. I have also created tutorials and guides to aid new developers, such as several Intro to Python tutorials and an everyday git command guide.
I get excited about building great products and working with great companies. I work with small and medium-sized businesses, design teams and agencies, building fast and responsive websites.
I am also a Trustee of the charity codebar. codebar aims to bridge the diversity gap in tech by running regular programming workshops for minority groups in tech. We have helped over 10,000 students learn to code across 31 locations around the world since we started in 2016.
If you're interested in hiring me or want to chat about an idea you have, email [email protected].