'ello Dave

Currently a Developer at Strawberry in Hull. Some would call me a Shopify expert. Others might call me a JavaScript guru. Me? Well, I'll respond to anything if I'm completely honest.

Stranger in a strange land...

Having temporarily tired of the beauty of Yorkshire, I ventured over to Preston to study Web Design and Development at UCLan in 2015. It was there that my passion for Web Development was born.

During my studies I took part in the BBC, Barclays & Bank of America Technology Challenge, where my team was tasked with prototyping a more user-focused BBC Sport homepage. We achieved 2nd place with our "BBC Your Sport" solution. A few months later a piece of my work got me on the shortlist for a Big Chip Award. The project in question was a crowdsourcing app named "Baker's Dozen". Finally, after 3 years of blood, sweat and tears; my hard work paid off. I graduated with a 1st on my degree and won the Student of the Year award.

UCLan? Completed it mate.

As mentioned before, since finishing my studies at UCLan I moved back to Hull and wound up as one of the digital team at Strawberry. Since starting on the team, I've been hard at work pushing Shopify to its limits; figuring out how we as a team can improve our code standards and brightening up the office with my general presence.

Rumour has it that the appearance of my hair in the office is enough to warm even the coldest of winters. I can't make any promises there; but my hair does double up as a 7.5 tog quilt, which is especially useful when it's time for me to hibernate.

Living after midnight, rocking to the dawn

If I'm not banging my head against my monitor, swearing at Javascript until it agrees to work; I can usually be found at gigs, where I'm trying to determine the speed at which my head would have to travel to detach itself from my body. As of yet, results have been inconclusive; more data needs to be recorded.