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.
I am an Interactives Developer working at the F.T., building story-based interactives and data visualisations, with Node.js and d3.
In 2013-14 I worked as an online reporter / producer at Channel 4 News. I wrote a bunch of news stories and made a short documentary about a gay bar bridging the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland.
I was previously a technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and worked for 2 years on the Register scooping the tech problems behind the RBS/Natwest banking software glitch that affected 17 million people.