• Django
  • Flask
  • Celery
  • Ruby on Rails
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • React
  • TTD
  • Selenium
  • RSpec
  • Cucumber
  • Mocha
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • Redis
Build and Deploy
  • AWS
  • Heroku
  • Git
  • Teamcity
  • Fabric
Communication Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Events Organisation
  • Technical Writing
  • Mentoring

Work Experience

Web Developer at Yoomee August 2014 - June 2016

  • Creating websites using Ruby on Rails
  • Running workshops with clients and users
  • User testing

Co-founder at First Play Sheffield February 2012 - Present (3 years)

Co-founder of First Play Sheffield, a gaming discussion/user group in Sheffield. Responsibilities include organising monthly talks and promoting them on social media; helping to run day-long coding workshops and gaming events including a weekend game jam in association with Games Britannia On a individual level I have given several talks at First Play Sheffield including a review of the book Reality is Broken which deals with gamification and 'what is a game' and a talk about the history and nature of music-based games.

Web Developer at ZOO Digital Group plc May 2013 - August 2014 (1 year 4 months)

  • Maintaining unit tests and Selenium tests
  • Using Django to work on workflow management systems
  • Introducing Celery to the code base of a major product
  • Deploying to live sites using Fabric, Puppet and Teamcity

Technical Analyst at The Test People February 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

  • The design and implementation of an internal AWS event and billing monitor
  • A Flask webapp to display log files in real time
  • Writing technical training tools and materials

Web Developer at ZOO Digital Group plc September 2011 - February 2013 (1 year 6 months)

  • Using Django to create web applications from scratch
  • Setting up servers using Amazon Web Services, writing functionality to allow systems to use AWS
  • Maintaining legacy Django projects

ACES Admin Assistant - Temp at Sheffield Hallam University August 2011 - September 2011 (2 months)

A ten day job compiling references and writing literature reviews for a digital inclusion research project.

Placement Software Engineer at CSE-Servelec June 2009 - June 2010 (1 year 1 month)


Mentor at Geek Cadets

Occasional help mentoring children under 12 to learn programming using Python and Scratch

Mentor at Open Computer ScienceNovember 2012

Helping children to learn Python basics, Pygame and basic client-server applications

Presenter at Games Britannia June 2013

I co-presented a videogame themed school assembly for Games Britannia attendees (school children aged between 11-15, audience of 100-120 students) for three days. I also helped with coming up with the theming and content.

Event Crew at Games Britannia June 2013

Helping out over the Games Britannia Live! festival with setting up and tearing down stands. Helping children use Pixel Press, a tool for drawing and designing games using paper and the iPad. http://

Club runner at Code Club October 2014 - present

Running an after school Code Club to teach children programming using Scratch

Centre Lead for Festival of Code August 2015

Organised and ran the Sheffield Festival of Code centre


My undergraduate dissertation was about the perceptions of software engineering and how it effects women's career choices. It covers a definition of software engineering, the importance of diversity, issues in education and the workplace as well as my own research and analysis of that research.

You can download it here. Sharing is allowed but should be referenced to Claire Gowler and link to this page.