Drawing straight lines with code is relatively easy. Replicating the kind of wavering, random lines that a human might draw is harder.
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.
I am a Client-side Developer at the Guardian.
I have worked as an Interactives Developer at the F.T., building data visualisations, calculators, bots, scrapers and self-updating graphics with Node.js and d3.js.
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.