Hey guys! My name's Luke Twomey, a web developer from the UK.
After graduating with a first in BSc(Hons) Computing Studies in 2006, I began working for a London software company, initially on the client helpdesk and later as a technical consultant.
Five genuinely enjoyable years later, I jumped at the opportunity to explore more of the world, backpacking for a year. Aside from countless incredible experiences, this gave me ample opportunity to choose an exciting new career path.
Above all else, I craved the impossible dream - to enjoy what I did for a living! Was it just a mythical goal only reserved for sports people and fighter pilots?
I have always been a very logical person, methodical and well organised, with a talent for problem solving and a high attention to detail. I had always known I enjoyed development - right from when I first started programming in university. It was finally becoming clearer to me in which direction I should be heading.
I landed my very first development job at Streeten Design in May 2015, and I've not looked back since.
I am currently working at ASOS, part of the web engineering team responsible for the company website, regularly visited by millions of customers around the world. Working in Agile teams, we follow strict engineering best practices to ensure our product is of the utmost quality. The website consists of micro frontends, built in modern frameworks (E.G. React with Redux) and each thoroughly developed through code reviews, automated testing and a TDD approach. We will soon be moving to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for deployment to further improve our product.
So far I've managed to pick up the following skills along the way.
- MS SQL
- SASS / LESS