Hello World! πŸ‘‹

Hi I’m Scott

Last updated: December 11th 2019

I’m a web developer for Creative Products here at Karmarama, based in Farringdon, London UK.

I’m married to a beautiful wife and we have a beautiful daughter and three cats!

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A little bit more about me, since 2007 I had been working as a VBA developer for companies such as Barclays and Deloitte.

For the past, almost 3 years now I have been learning web development (JavaScript) and all related technologies.

Coding history

Then:

I learned to code VBA whilst working my first β€˜proper’ job at Barclays Bank as an assistant to the finance manager of a business area, the scripting was to automate credit card reconciliation from SAP and for producing monthly reporting figures, I was lucky enough to have been spotted by one of the development managers on a different team and offered a job as an Analyst Developer back in 2007, for the past 11 years I have mainly worked with VBA in Excel, Access, Word and in some cases PowerPoint!

The majority of solutions I made at Barclays were workflow tools, the tracking of a cheque or payment through a process, lots of greenfeild work with the focus on using the tools the business had to hand, so, no SQL servers, just the MS Office suite.

Tools of my trade: VBA, SQL some VB.NET and C#

Now:

I have (as of today) a 1,080 day GitHub streak, there are several OSS projects I like to contribute to the majority of my commits are for my projects, feel free to take a look πŸ‘€

I’m a massive fan of the JAM Stack and in particular the progressive web app generator Gatsby. Right now I’m enjoying integrating that with as many things as possible, here are some examples:

More details in the portfolio section.

Using Gatsby with CSS Grid and styled-components πŸ’… is an absolute joy πŸ’œ

Sectors I have worked in:

Finance (Risk, Asset Management), Property, Oil & Gas, Lloyd’s insurance market, government digital transformation and now creative digital.

Tools of my trade: JavaScript, Gatsby, GraphQL, styled-components πŸ’… GraphCMS and Zeit now and Netlify for static site hosting πŸ‘Œ

My personality

I find it hard to identify my traits, so instead I took the 16Personalities test, here are my results

My interests

I try to get to the gym three times a week to weight lift, that took up quite a bit of my time over the last 3 years or so. I have focused on the compound lifts bench, press, squat and my favourite, deadlift!

Before that I used to play tennis three times a week up to a county standard, I’d love to have the time to play tennis again but between all the above there’s not much time left. πŸ™ƒ

If there’s anything you want to ask, you can Ask Me Anything

All the best. πŸ‘

Portfolio

Top 5 Languages used:

Here’s my top 5 languages being used calculated from my GitHub commits.

This chart is updated with my GitHub contributions data via the GitHub GraphQL endpoint every time this site is built, you can see what languages I’m using daily.

The last build date was, December 12th 2019.

Projects:

Currently under development…

Pretty pretty cards here soon πŸ‘€

What I’m doing Now

Last updated: March 10th 2019

Work

Working as a Web Developer for Karmarama, using a variety of technologies. I’m currently working on a project that uses NextJS for the front-end with Apollo and Prisma with GraphQL Yoga for the back-end, I have referred to it as like the company Pinstagram.

My team and I have have just completed the dashboard for the AI moderated debate that took place in Austin, TX for SxSW 2019.

I am coordinating team training for the whole team to get an overview of React Hooks and how we can use them in our debases.

Play

Code! I’ve been coding a lot, wouldn’t really say it’s play, but it has been taking up a lot of my spare time recently.

Back at the gym, currently five days a week 😬 and alternating heavy ant light days with barbell training: Squat, Bench, Press, Deadlift and rows.

Diet I have started the 16/8 fasting again and a 24hr fast midweek.

Uses

Last updated:

This page details all the equipment and tools I use on a daily basis.

For home, I use Ubuntu 19.10 in place of Windows now. Windows is still a good platform for web development and if you are a Windows user you can see how to use Windows Subsystem Linux for web development in this guide, I also made a video for setting up Ubuntu for web development.

At home: Desk

Editor + Terminal

Desktop Apps

At work: Desk

Editor + Terminal

Desktop apps

  • For gif capture I use Kap.

  • For installing any apps I’m using Homebrew.

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