I am a Visual Projects Editor working on visuals and interactives at the Guardian with front-end code, AWS and data visualisation.
I previously worked as a developer at the Guardian, as an Interactives Developer at the Financial Times, and in my first dev job I worked as as front-end developer at Zopa, a fintech startup.
Before that I was a journalist: the editor of Ampp3d, a multimedia data journalism site that was part of the Mirror. This is what I learned there.
In 2013-14 I worked as an online reporter at Channel 4 News, and was previously a technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the Register. I have made short documentary about a gay bar bridging the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland.
Freelance journalism for: Independent, Wired, and Jezebel among others.
Web interactives are an area with so much potential, that it can sometimes feel frustrating to work in because we’re still in the early days of figuring out what makes one good.
Many months ago, I was interviewed by Cathy White for her ongoing podcast series about women in tech.
The interview’s about My Tech Journey, why I started coding and how I did it.
As I learn more about the different models and assumptions behind software engineering, I get more and more interested by their social and political implications. Especially as “software eats the world” and more and more aspects of our lives are lived and managed through different pieces of software.