Hello World! πŸ‘‹

Updated: 2018 November 3rd

Hi I'm Scott

Backstory

A little bit about me, Since 2007 I had been working as a VBA developer for companies such as Barclays and Deloitte. For the past ~24 months now I have been self learning web development (JavaScript) and all related technologies.

I'm currently a web developer in the creative products space working for Karmarama. I work in the City of London.

I'm marriwed to a beautiful wife and we have a beautiful daughter.

Coding history

Then:

I learned to code VBA whilst working my first '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 677 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 static site generator Gatsby. Right now I'm enjoying integrating that with as many things as possible, as of writing this I have four sites that I'm using Gatsby with:

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

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‘