Software Engineer

a load of stuff about me

I'm a full stack senior software engineer. Currently I'm the techlead at Royal Academy of Arts Our stack is Ruby, Rails with a mix of React and vanilla Javascript. In the past I've worked on production code using a whole range of lagnuages (Java, PHP, Node) and frameworks (React, Angular). Am happy getting stuck into anything from browser optimisation, caching strategies through to traditional backend roles via CI/CD and monitoring.

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 (such as General Assembly and Mum's in Tech) and am happy to help anyone who thinks they might be interested. 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.