Software Engineer

a load of stuff about me

Professionally I'm a developer - currently I'm the technical lead at Wonderbly. We make beautiful personalised books - my team looks after the React based website, Prismic CMS and some of the Ruby/Node backend.

Things I'm interested in: love the museum and cultural world and spent a few years as the technical lead at the Royal Academy of Arts. Passionate about education - I have worked in an education focussed startup, ran a coding course for Mum's in Tech and often do talks at General Assembly. Love reading. I also do quite a bit of sport - mainly lots of running and recently trained to be a yoga teacher.

On tuesdays I help organise Techrunners. We go on weekly jogs around mainly East London and enter the odd race. Come and join us!

On this, my personal website, I tend to build small, visual, fun projects. Most of them work in the browser so are JS heavy with a bunch of funky CSS stuff and a smattering of SVG. For my side projects I enjoy working on entertaining and self contained projects - I get enough big problems to solve at work. This allows me to be fast and loose and a bit hacky. It's done in my free time so is meant to be fun for me. If you enjoy it too so much the better.
You can learn more about what interests me and what I am currently working with by reading my blog.

Please feel free to contact me - particularly if you are interested in learning to code - I continue to work with organisations that help bring new developers into the industry. I also have some availability for mentoring.

E-Mail: hello@mikemjharris.com

Twitter: @mikemjharris

Blog: blog.mikemjharris.com

Github: mikemjharris

Linkedin: Mike MJ Harris

Mike Harris

I'm a web-developer. See the other boxes for more about me, how to contact me and to see some of my projects.

Originally I built this site and you couldn't click on the box you just did. Well you could but it didn't do anything. I even hinted at this as its border didn't change when you hovered over it.

It made sense. At least to me. But not to the world. Everyone wanted to click on this box. And complained when they couldn't.

So I made it so you could. And here you are. Not sure what I should write as everything useful is in the other boxes. But hopefully just the fact of clicking and something appearing made you warm and fuzzy.

I will probably change this page/website one day. Until I change it this will be here. Obviously.

Enjoy the rest of my site.
My Blog: blog.mikemjharris.com

A split between technical posts - such as the infrastructure behind the blog and CD/CI - and more thought posts. Working out at about a post every other month. It's mostly interesting stuff for me but you may find the odd bit useful.
Some of the projects I have built on the web. I also built this site. My expertise is Ruby and Ruby on Rails - with a smattering of Javascript and lots of CSS. Recently I have been playing around with MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node.