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Hi! My name is James (he/him) and I'm a Senior Software Engineer at The Financial Times.

I taught myself to code at the end of 2014 and since then I've worked for Marks & Spencer, uSwitch and Condé Nast.

For me, code is a means to and end and the most important part of any team/project/company is its people. I'm dedicated to providing inclusive experiences at every level and work on creating safe spaces for queer, trans, disabled and neurodiverse folk (and more!).

I myself am queer, trans and autistic.

  • 🔭 I’m currently working on internal tooling for Editors at the FT
  • 🌱 I’m currently learning Mathematics and GraphQL
  • 🐦 Tweet me at @varjmes
  • 🙆🏻‍♂️ Pronouns: he/him
  • 👨🏻‍💻 Skills: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Inclusivity, People, Accessibility

Although I chose to live a much quieter existence and stopped doing the following; you may know me from my international conference talks on Open Source, my work with Hoodie.js, as a co-founder of WeAllJS or as the founder of YourFirstPR.


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559 contributions in the last year

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Activity overview
Contributed to varjmes/wobsite, varjmes/adventofcode, varjmes/jot and 5 other repositories

Contribution activity

January 2022

Created 9 commits in 1 repository

Created a pull request in varjmes/wobsite that received 1 comment

feat: render markdown posts

+3,786 −198 1 comment
41 contributions in private repositories Jan 10 – Jan 14

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