My name is Chris - I’m a Full Stack Software Engineer from London.
You may have come across my posts in the past from Medium, Dev.to, Twitter or otherwise - I used to write for a few publications online on front-end technology and general web development in general. You may also have come across me by reading some of my spicier takes like the time I told the Elm community I thought their language wasn’t up to par and got a lot of online hate for it .
Currently I’m a tech lead for Multiverse - the EU’s first EdTech Unicorn 🦄 where I’m helping make education fairer and more accessible for all. I used to work at Net-A-Porter where I worked on developing ultra-fast web front-ends for the worlds largest luxury commerce platform before my year long stint at Skyscanner working on React Native applications.
I’m a web developer at heart - I love scaling products, adding shiny micro-interactions, and I’ve got a bit of a problem with side-projects - but I tend to dabble in all sorts of software.
I’m not just a developer - don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do, but if I’m not working on a side project, I’m probably doing photography, playing squash, at the gym, reading, cooking, writing or watching football.
I’m friendly, promise - don’t hesitate to reach out.
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My programming love is Elixir - I’ve been a fan since I tried it out 4 years ago and I’m thrilled that I get to write it every day at my job. I’m so thrilled in fact, that I decided to start blogging again so I can continue shouting about it.
I don’t just do Elixir though, I’ve released a few SwiftUI and React Native applications, numerous web apps in a variety of shapes and sizes and plenty of little tools over the years.
I realised a few years ago that I love writing - so much so that I figured it was time for a newsletter since people apparently like reading what I create!
If you’re a software engineer of any level - beginner, expert or somewhere in between then I encourage you to subscribe.
My posts span topics such as, but are not limited to:
The frustrations of being a modern day developer
Opinions on frameworks and runtimes - I tinker a lot
Mental health as a software engineer
Launching products & platforms online
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