I am currently a Developer at Automattic, working within the team responsible for the Jetpack CRM WordPress plugin. The opportunity to work in this position was thanks to an internal Developer Apprenticeship program – a year+ long program, aimed to lead to a full-time developer position.
Prior to that I was a Happiness Engineer at Automattic for just over a year (providing support for Jetpack, Akismet, Gravatar and VaultPress) before becoming a team lead for just over 2 years.
Prior to that again, I was a web developer who had been developing websites on WordPress.org for several years.
This blog is a bit of a fusion of web development information from my experience developing custom websites, as well as my experience as a Happiness Engineer and again now developer.
When my computer is turned off I’m generally hanging out with my rescue dogs or hiking in the mountains or through some of the amazing forests and moors here in Scotland. I also spend a lot of time gardening, trying to grow as much fruit and veg as I can with limited time.