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Scott Spence Hello World!

This is my blog where I write about many things, including, but not limited to JavaScript, React, Gatsby, Tailwind, Svelte and many more web dev related topics.

Check out that massive picture of my boat race! What do you think? If you want to crack on then check out some of the stuff I'm writing about on the posts page.

You can carry on scrolling for a bit more info about me if you like.

Or if you want to get in touch, feel free to reach out to me...

Get in Touch

Hi, I’m Scott

I’m a developer relations engineer working with Storyblok to create content that helps remove friction and educate around the headless CMS space.

I create content written in the blog here and educational videos supporting the written content.

I’m a second career dev that reskilled from a VBA analyst developer role into web development.

I have been spending a lot of time working in Svelte and SvelteKit for, over 1 year now, holding workshops and organising events in the form of the London Svelte Meetup.

Check out the speaking section for more details about those!

I’m a massive fan of the Jamstack, with a wealth of knowledge working with Gatsby (the React framework).

Also, check out the portfolio section for more information.

Sectors I have worked in:

I have over ten years of experience working for large corporate organisations in Finance (Risk, Asset Management), Property, Oil & Gas and Lloyd’s insurance market.

As a web developer I’ve worked in government digital transformation and creative digital. I now work in the content management space with Storyblok.

My personality

I find it hard to identify my traits, so instead, I took the 16Personalities test; here are my results.

I like to think of myself as an easy to approach and friendly person.

My interests

I’m obsessed with watching anything to do with mechanical engineering and restorations on YouTube.

I play Borderlands 3 on Stadia, then Borderlands 1 and 2 on the Nintendo Switch.

Music I listen to

I’m a massive Drum and Bass fan. I have a Deezer playlist I like to listen to for coding with the title for which I stole from Phil Hawksworth:

Other playlists I’d recommend would be Hospital Records Drum & Bass Fresh Selections:

Podcasts I listen to

I listen to many podcasts, here are some that I get a lot of value from that aren’t all code related:

Darknet Diaries

Stories of cyber threats/breaches that happened on the internet, these are stories from the past not covering current tech security. Super intersting to listen to.

Random But Memorable

From the makers of 1Password for security advice and a round-up of the latest security news.

Land of the Giants

Stories about big tech and how it’s changing the world, the latest series covers the food delivery industry.

People I'd like to meet in real life (aka the meatspace).

These are all people I'd like to share a firm handshake with.

Idea totally stolen from Rafael Conde

Not on the list? Want to meet up?

Hit me up on Twitter!

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