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laurenclark/README.md

Hi there 👋

I'm a front-end focused developer who specialises in JavaScript. I have over 8 years experience creating and optimising web UI's, apps and deliverables. I mainly work with React and Vue, JAMstack, and headless software in the web.

Things I've Worked On:

🏦 - Lead Fintech MVP Front End creation for an Identification app (Used by Natwest, BetFred and Vanquis)

🧑‍🎨 - SME Design Consultancies and built beautiful web applications for brands and orgs like LVMH and Gov.uk

🛒 - Created and contributed to lots of different eCommerce applications such as Solopress, Total Fishing Tackle and 🍸 Craft Gin Club

Things I Want to Work On:

Web applications which are altruistic in their nature and backed by a passionate, honest team who accept each others strengths and weakness, and who prefer to think for themselves and not follow fads. I want to help solve real world problems -- faced by everyday people, and I want to do it with a tech stack that has great defaults. A tech stack which is as decouplable, delcarative, and easy to work with as possible. It's my experience that tech like that allows a team to create freely and happily, whilst avoiding pitfalls and bugs.

Where I Work Well:

In remote-first autonomous teams where I can learn, and teach new things! I like a diverse range of people, from different places and cultures, and I enjoy the abstract thinking which that can ignite. I work well in product teams where I can focus and create, iteratively. I seek out management and colleagues that coach, mentor and collaborate with empathy.

Hobbies:

I play 🎸 guitar, bass, mandolin and harmonica. I like to cook (mostly Mediterranean and Asian cuisine). I have a 🐈 and I like to take long walks on the beach and in the woods. Thats only when I can get tear myself away from coding and video games 👻!. Currently I'm learning TypeScript and 日本語 🇯🇵 (Japanese is easier 🤯) When I grow up I want to write books and work 3 days a week.

Likes:

  • 🟨 JAVASCRIPT (it's not weird, just misunderstood 💔)
  • People with interesting stories
  • Cats (dogs too, but cats)
  • Dumplings 🥟
  • Spending 2 hours automating something to save myself half an hour
  • Stoicism
  • Secure people who encourage and motivate
  • Yak shaving and tinkering with some library/pattern/nonsense I will never use in prod
  • The color red 🟥

Dislikes:

  • Too much social media
  • Tumultuousness
  • People who talk a lot but don't say anything
  • Evil AI 🤖👿
  • Censorship and cult thinking
  • Insecurity manifesting in egos, nitpicking and micromanagement 😡
  • Zippy from Rainbow

Lauren's GitHub stats

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  1. Basic Gulp File - Use Sass, Gridzilla, Autoprefix, CSS JS and Image Minification with your project. No bulky frameworks or templating engines, just a simple gulp file to get you started :)

    JavaScript 20 3

  2. A sapphic theme for Visual Studio Code (if you like dark themes, purple, thumb rings, etc)

    4

  3. A simple image carousel/slideshow component written in React with React Hooks

    JavaScript

  4. React Hooks Todo List with a Login

    JavaScript

  5. Really cool little "not-a-cms" tool. In a nutshell it's an admin layer built in React that you can use with a JAM client to create a drag/drop user experience which saves to a backend, I've gone fu…

    JavaScript 4

  6. cookie-tool Public

    A drop-in customisable Osano clone I wrote for one agency.

    JavaScript 1

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