Experience

Software Engineer

Front-end Developer

Coach

Key skills

ES6, Node, Express, React, Redux, Functional JS, Ruby, OOP, TDD

Education 🎓

Makers Academy

Imperial College London

Manchester Metropolitan University

I can offer —

A curious mind 💭

I learn by throwing myself in the deep-end and using technology I’m interested in on real projects.

I’m interested in strongly typed languages, so I built a URL shortener in Go. I’m also curious about GraphQL, so I learnt how to construct queries by converting a REST API into a GraphQL API.

A problem solver 💡

The skills from my scientific background come into use surprisingly often. I try to take a systematic approach to solving a problem, testing a hypothesis either by writing unit tests or intentionally breaking code (and subsequently fixing it, of course).

I'm no stranger to puzzles and can even navigate my way around a Rubik's cube.

Lastly, some of the lovely things my colleagues have (anonymously) said about me during company awards —

"New to the team and has hit the ground running. Very adaptable and has demonstrated she is capable of working in whatever way others need her to."
"Van is consistently smashing it out the park. Her execution is spot on and her output is always over and beyond. There have been a lot of changes in shop in Q2 but Van has been a rock."
"For always taking on work that even the most senior developer would shake at and doing such an incredible job with the work she delivers."
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