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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 Svelte, SvelteKit, JavaScript, Tailwind 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.

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Hi, I’m Scott

Last updated: September 16th 2023

I’m an application team lead overseeing a large Svelte and SvelteKit codebase. My role revolves around leading a team of talented developers and ensuring best practices in the development lifecycle. Prior to this, I was a developer advocate, partnering with companies to create content that educates users and streamline their journey.

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

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

For over 3 years now I have been working in Svelte and SvelteKit, holding workshops and organising events with the other organisers of the Svelte Society London group.

Check out the speaking section for more details about those!

I have a wealth of knowledge working in the Jamstack, with extensive experience (almost 6 years) working with it mainly using Gatsby (the React meta-framework). My active usage of the Jamstack stopped over 3 years ago now.

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 the Lloyd’s insurance market.

As a web developer I’ve worked in government digital transformation, creative digital and the content management space. I now work in outsourcing helping build remote teams.

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 1 and 2 on the Nintendo Switch along with the other big titles on it, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and now Mario Wonder.

Music I listen to

I’m a massive Drum and Bass fan. I have a Spotify 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 the UKF Drum and Bass Top 100:

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 interesting 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.

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?

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