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Hi there 👋 I'm Rob

Tell me a little about yourself

Well hi. I'm Rob Kendal, a freelance front end developer and UI engineer based in sunny Yorkshire. I build a variety of things for a variety of people using fancy tools, frameworks, platforms and libraries including:

  • React
  • JavaScript
  • Gatsby
  • HTML/CSS
  • Node
  • ...and a ton of other bits and bobs

You can always take a look at my helpful articles on my website.

What else do you do?

I try to spend as much time as I can helping the dev community by:

Do you have any standout projects?

Sure do, very glad you asked! ☺️

I have a bunch of different repos on here, but the ones you might find most helpful/interesting include:

Do you have any articles to read?

Yep and yep. You can read my latest articles below.

Hmm...I still want to know more

Sure thing; you got it!

I got into computers (and video games) from an early age. Although I liked maths and science, computers were always my first love.

My first real job was in a school as a network technician, building machines for classrooms and looking after the general network infrastructure. From there, I found my way into the ambulance service, working as part of a team to manage and support the Yorkshire Ambulance Service IT infrastructure.

It was in the ambulance service where I fell into web development – it's more common of a starting story than you might think! I learnt asp.net – in it's original 2.0 flavour – using Visual Basic and moving onto C#.

After building a number of internal web systems, I found myself doing less infrastructure support and more development.

That was it for me, the defining moment where I knew I wanted to develop all the things! I moved into the commercial sector, moving around a few creative agencies and working with some super-talented people, hopefully learning as much from them along the way.

More recently, I co-founded a creative marketing agency and managed HubSpot campaigns for some local business heroes as well as some bigger players, such as North Yorkshire County Council. We even won some awards for our work!

Right now, I'm very excited to be working on a range of projects involving React and Node JS. I enjoy blogging, presenting at events (and sharing as much knowledge as I can), and learning something new every day.

I also run a web development podcast called The Front End which is available on Anchor podcasts.

Anything else?

Erm....not really. If you like rock music, I also play guitar and have some recordings kicking around on SoundCloud.

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  1. Utility package that will help you fetch, read and process data from a Google Sheet

    JavaScript 78 22

  2. A simple query builder for React projects

    JavaScript 7

  3. A bare bones node-based api server

    JavaScript 40 33

  4. A great starter template for writing a modern, ES6 web app

    JavaScript 12 4

  5. A Parcel JS starter template

    HTML 6 1

  6. A Parcel JS starter using React

    JavaScript

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