I taught myself to write HTML & CSS when I was a kid so that I could build websites about my virtual ‘dogz’, but I never considered a career in tech.
It took me a long time to realise that I actually could learn to write code for a living. I eventually found my way to completing a 12 week web development bootcamp at General Assembly.
Since then I’ve found myself being inspired my minimalist and quirky designs that prioritise accessibility, and I love working within a highly creative team who value openness and collaboration.
I’ve been working at Finder, Australia’s largest comparison website since June 2018. Originally as a Junior Front-End Web Developer, and later being promoted to Engineer. At work I’m an active member of an engineering diversity working group, I champion our teams Tech Blog, and my team took out two awards in 2019 at an internal hackathon for a project focused on improving the accessibility of the website (just the very tip of the iceberg, and my main passion in tech).
I also volunteer with the meetup group Men Championing Change, and am very passionate about changing stereotypes around careers in technology.
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My first 6 months at Finder were spent on site performance before I moved to the Navigation & Templating (now Design Ops) team, where I’ve been working on improving the look and user experience of our website.
I regularly speak to software engineering students at General Assembly about CSS, but in 2019 also did two public lighting talks.
- “CSS images: not just for ‘funsies’” at SydCSS’s first time speakers night
- “Finding your passions and utilising your skill sets” when changing careers into tech at a General Assembly event ‘How to land your dream gig in tech’