About

Bio

I am a software engineer from Falkirk, Scotland. I do creative things on the web for all kinds of people and businesses. I currently work for the BBC in their Voice + AI team. We develop conversational user interfaces for platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Beeb is our very own virtual assistant and our primary focus. We're shaping a new way for people to interact with the BBC over this new and exciting medium.

I am an experienced developer and my work is wide ranging. From working full stack front and back-end web development to conversational voice apps, over the entire life cycle from small simple projects to large systems with complex bespoke functionalty.

With tech, things are always changing. I embrace change and find the evolution of technology very exciting. I never stand still, always looking for ways to improve and new things to learn. I want to learn and be the best I can be, creating things that are the best they can be. Building for the web has become a passion, much more than a job.

When not working on projects I spend a lot of my free time reading blogs and experimenting with new things. I listen to rock music. I like mountain biking. I watch football and Formula 1. I’m a big fan of cars in general (an engineering thing) and I’m a proud owner of a limited edition 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra — the fabled “Terminator Cobra.”

Some of the brands I have worked with include Toto Energy, Cycling Scotland, Mercat Tours, STV, Disney, Lex Autolease, Optical Express and many more. You can find more detailed information on my portfolio. If you’d like to discuss a project then I’d be more than happy to hear from you.

The Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • C#
  • MySQL
  • SEO
  • Analytics

The Toolbox

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio
  • Git
  • Sass
  • Gulp
  • Webpack
  • Vue.js
  • Nightwatch.js
  • Laravel
  • Lumen
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • MODX
  • Sitecore

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