Scott Spence

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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, Toast, 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.

Hi I’m Scott

I’m a developer advocate working with GraphCMS to create content that helps remove friction and educate around the GraphQL space.

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

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

I’m a massive fan of the Jamstack I have a wealth of knowledge working with Gatsby and am spending a lot of time familiarising myself with Svelte and SvelteKit.

More details in the portfolio section.

Sectors I have worked in:

I have over ten years experience in 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. Now in the content management space with GraphCMS.

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 a 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 od 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!