Edward Knowles, 2012

I am a web developer living in London and working at Ingresso. I spend most of my time working on a large obj-c monolith, building microservices in go, refactoring nasty old code, and testing django applications. I think of my self as a most-of-stack developer, and I’m happy-ish working on frontend, backend, databases, and server infrastructure. I am also beginning to enjoy writing documentation, which is a truely terrifying prospect.

From 2010 through 2014 I ran Stunjelly with Edward Knowles. Stunjelly was a eBook and digital publishing consultancy that specialised in fixing broken books and producing exciting interactive texts. We won the Best Ebook in the Children’s category at the Digital Book World Conference with ‘A Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas’.

I’m a heavy Vim user and enjoy writing Vim script. I believe you can tell a lot about a developer by looking at their config files, so here are mine: github.com/nicwest/dotstow.

Technically I’m a furniture designer. I made an decent table once and it was pretty much downhill from there. I now own a prusa 3d MkII and it is quite simply the best thing ever! I’m enjoying mixing programming with product design and am creating some truly awful things.

Occasionally I’m not using a computer. Sadly I’m fairly stereotypical. I like reading (literally only fantasy and historical fiction), cooking, video games, playing squash, and watching rugby.

Contact me: nicwest@mailbox.org