What I’m Doing Now

This is my /now page as conceived by Derek Sivers.

Currently Working On

as of 03/01/2020:

Professionally

  • Software Engineering Team Lead at the BBC in Salford, UK.
  • Our team is presently working on re-platforming the suite of websites belonging to the Digital Products Group (any of the major BBC online products that aren’t iPlayer or Sounds).
  • We are moving from 6+ separately implemented websites on a variety of tech stacks to a Single Page/Progressive Web Application, using AWS serverless technologies, React and a unified design system to plug it all together.
  • Helping to manage a major cultural shift as we move away from lots of digital silos and ways of working, across teams and locations.

Personally

  • Getting used to regularly writing code again. I recently came to the conclusion that management isn’t the path I wish to follow in my career. As I pivot back to wanting to build things (not primarily coded in 3+ years), I realise that I am very rusty – the time for an idea to go from my brain to my fingers is way too long.
  • IndieWebifying my online presence. POSSE-ing and PESOS-ing all of the things.
  • Writing and reflecting more on this blog.
  • Continuing my second significant running streak – a daily habit where I run at least one mile every day. I started this streak on April 17th, 2017.

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