馃憢 Hello! I'm a software engineer with 11 years commercial experience, specialising in React and PHP

Projects

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Pinout

A Laravel package that lets you interact with physical hardware

Laravel
PHP
C
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CycleParking

An iOS app to help you find parking spots for your bike in London

Swift
MapKit
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cloudkit-js

A JS library for managing a CloudKit container

NodeJS
TypeScript
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Blog

Multilingual Mastery with Laravel
Notes and resources from my talk at Laravel Live 2024.
in 2 days1 minute read
Localisation in Laravel Vapor
Laravel Vapor doesn't support localisation out of the box - here's how to add it
3 months ago3 minute read
Me speaking at the unconference
Unconference @ Laracon EU 2024
I spoke about Localisation in Laravel at Laracon EU's Unconference
4 months ago0 minute read
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Experience

Jan 2021 - Present

Head of Engineering

I'm currently revolutionising the spa industry with Trybe Spa Solutions.

In an industry that's been left behind by technology, we're building a platform that will allow spas to manage their business, sell their services and connect with their customers effortlessly.

I'm leading a team of engineers and working alongside the founders of the business to build a product that will change the way spas operate.

Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lead Software Engineer

As Lead Software Engineer, I was directly managing a team of junior and senior developers on the Collins Bookings product. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I successfully led the team to rapidly deliver changes to the product to support the business throughout this difficult period.

In addition to this, I led a project of re-architecting the entire DesignMyNight platform from multiple self-managed EC2 instances to a fully managed serverless environment using ECS, Fargate and Terraform. Since this change involved a complete overhaul of the CI/CD pipeline, knowledge sharing was a key part of the project to ensure the team could maintain and improve the new infrastructure.

Jul 2017 - Jan 2020

Senior Developer

As a senior developer on the Collins Bookings team, I work closely with the CTO and product owner to build new features and fix bugs, as well as continually working to reduce technical debt. Notable projects include:

  • The complete design and build of the Collins Booking Widget. Used by over 4,000 sites including notable brands such as Fullers and Brewdog, the widget allows customers to easily check availability and place a booking.
  • Implementing webhooks to allow third-party systems to be notified of changes.
  • Replatforming the application from Grunt to Webpack, resulting in build times being reduced by 90% and a notable increase in developer productivity.

Tech stack:

  • PHP (Laravel)
  • JavaScript and TypeScript
    • AngularJS
    • AngularIO
    • Vue
    • StencilJS
    • Webpack
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • AWS managed by Terraform.
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