Scott Spence

Scott Spence

JavaScript Developer

Email address
yo@scottspence.com
Phone number
+44 0000 00 0000
Website
scottspence.com

A JavaScript developer with over 3 years commercial experience in working in developement teams delivering projects.

With over 5 years experience in using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, and commercial experience in using frameworks like React (over 4 years) and Svelte (8 months).

Enthusiastic about using modern technology and very keen to improve on existing skills and to learn new ones.

10+ years previous experience as a senior level Analyst Developer specialising in Microsoft Office automation for large financial organisations.

Location: UK (Swanley, Kent)

Developer Advocate

GraphCMS
Apr 2021 - Present (8mos)

Summary

Content creation in the form of blog posts, workshops and educational videos.

Coordinating meet-up events and conference talks to gather and energise users.

Creating and maintaining partnerships with community and industry leaders.

Gathering feedback from community and end-users to communicate with product development to improve product designs.

Highlights

Jamstack Conf 2021 Workshop, “Build with SvelteKit and GraphQL” build a fast secure project that uses SvelteKit’s features.

Jamstack Explorers Mission: ”Building with SvelteKit and GraphCMS“.

Recorded 26 (and counting) getting started videos for the GraphCMS examples repo on GitHub.

Blog posts on getting started with SvelteKit and Data Binding with Svelte.

Web Developer

Karmarama
Sep 2018 - Apr 2021 (2yrs 8mos)

Summary

Web Developer working in the Creative Products section of Karmarama. Working on varied projects. Mainly front end with React.

Team DevOps. As the longest serving member of the Web Team overseeing deployments of the majority of projects hosted internally. This was using a mixture of old Ubuntu servers (v16) and Rackspace servers (v18).

Highlights

Built internal Pinstagram used for onboarding and pitchbooks where staff at Karmarama share articles seen as good, PR, Production, Marketing, etc. Built with NextJS, Prisma (GraphQL data layer) and GraphQL Yoga (Express).

Evangelised the use of Gatsby in the team for sites that did not need a lot of user generated content.

One of the first projects (client design system) to use MDX with Gatsby.

Created a client PWA with Preact using Lottie animations provided by in house illustrator.

Worked on custom built CMS for client using vanilla React.

Front-End Developer

Zaizi
Mar 2018 - Aug 2018 (6mos)

Summary

Worked in agile teams to develop new user-facing features. Using best practices to create front end applications. Using JavaScript frameworks such as React and Gatsby and styling with styled-components 💅

Highlights

Evaluate several CMS’ for use, Contentful, GraphCMS and CrafterCMS

Working in an agile team in the delivery of initial sprints of the ncsc.gov.uk site.

Interests

Mechanical keyboards, a never ending rabbit hole!

Writing how-to’s and guides on scottspence.com.

Watching YouTube videos on mechanical engineering and restorations.

Massive Drum and Bass fan!

Testimonials

Scott understands business needs and rapidly meets all requirements. He is great to work with and would be great on any project

– Sandra Penfold

Scott picked up a difficult technical concept relating to the reconciliation of multiple financial products very quickly, including financial derivatives. Very unusually, he also had to do this whilst learning and applying SQL database programming in an investment banking sales environment where the only choice was self-directed learning and working without support. Scott was excellent - self-supporting, motivated, quick to learn and focused on delivery. I would not only recommend him, I would seek to work with him again in the future. Ah, if only he hadn’t left the company…

– Paul Gorman