James Robb

About me

A bit of an overview of what I do and why I do it.

What do I do?

I am a Web Developer with over 6 years of experience. I currently work as a Senior Software Engineer at See project: Futurice, a full service digital agency. Throughout my career I have specialised in digital accessibility and I am incredibly passionate about the subject.

During my career I’ve been a Developer, Tech Lead and Project Manager. I care a lot about creating accessible, performant, well tested websites and applications.

Why do I do what I do?

I enjoy solving real problems that make a real difference for end users. Whether it is improving the behaviour of an API and in turn reducing data costs for users in a developing market or simply advising designers and developers on best practices for implementing accessible interfaces, I am driven in the cause of realising the original promise of the web: A free, open, accessible source of information and resources for all.

What kinds of projects do I enjoy?

I like to collaborate with others, co-creating solutions with stakeholders and to influence project outcomes. I think that I am someone who thrives at most points in a projects lifecycle but especially on the advisory and hands on development areas.

My favorite type of project is when I get to work directly with the Frontend since that will directly affect a users experience. I am however someone who enjoys working across a whole system and so where Frontend may be a focus of mine, I do enjoy working on the backend and am equally capable in doing so.

My core skillset

Language wise, I am competent in using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Node, Docker and SQL. I am dangerous enough to get by with Python and C#. I am also continually trying to learn more and thus, I am studing courses on RUST, WebAssembly and GraphQL currently.

Certifications

Latest projects

  • Futurice logo

    Futurice

    Futurice is a digital agency providing digital consultancy services for clients all over the world.

    See project: Futurice
  • Fàilte Mhòr logo

    Fàilte Mhòr

    Fàilte Mhòr is a guest house which offers visitors a home in the heart of the highlands of scotland.

    See project: Fàilte Mhòr
  • Talentry logo

    Talentry

    Talentry is trying to provide the most modern and innovative digital employee referal system on the planet.

    See project: Talentry