Scott Spence

Scott Spence

JavaScript Developer & Developer Advocate

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JavaScript developer with over 5 years of commercial experience in working in development teams delivering projects.

With over 7 years experience in using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, and commercial experience in using frameworks like Svelte (over 2 years) and React (about 3 years).

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)


OES Technology
Apr 2021 - Present (2yrs 4mos)


Highly qualified developer advocate that has played significant roles in increasing the visibility and adoption of headless CMS platforms, namely Storyblok and GraphCMS.

A Svelte ambassador, organising monthly Svelte Society London events for over 2 years now. International conference speaker with content to gather and energize users. Continually nurturing and building relationships with community and industry leaders.

Helping customers understand and leverage the power of the specified platforms by conducting workshops creating tutorials, demos, educational videos and blog posts. Contributing toward the development of the platforms by creating sample applications and code samples.

A demonstrable deep commitment to educating and supporting the community.

Developer Relations Engineer

Aug 2022 - Aug 2023 (1yr)


Helping enterprise customers to understand and get value out of Storyblok in workshops, tutorials, and customer demos.

Write sample applications, prototypes, and code samples to showcase the power and flexibility of Storyblok and the headless approach to content management.

Help external developers to overcome missing functionalities or technical issues by using plugins, tools, apps, or custom scripts.

Contribute code updates and bug fixes to Storyblok’s public projects (e.g. SDKs, sample applications, starter kits).


Building with SvelteKit at Connect Tech 2022, Atlanta.

Representing Storyblok at Svelte Summit Fall 2022, Sweden.

Developer Advocate

Apr 2021 - Jul 2022 (1yr 3mos)


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.


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 getting started videos for the GraphCMS examples repo on GitHub.

Deep dives on getting started with SvelteKit and Data Binding with Svelte.

Web Developer

Sep 2018 - Apr 2021 (2yrs 7mos)


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).


Built internal Pinstagram used for onboarding and pitch books 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

Mar 2018 - Aug 2018 (5mos)


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 💅


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

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


Mechanical keyboards, a never ending rabbit hole!

Writing how-to’s and guides on

Watching YouTube videos on mechanical engineering and restorations.

Massive Drum and Bass fan!