Full Stack Developer
I'm a Full Stack Developer at VIX. I work primarily on Wagtail CMS projects, currently working on the NHS Core team delivering NHS.UK. I am also a keen cyclist.
"I’ve recently taken up hiking with the hopes of doing multi-day treks in the future. They don’t call me “Daymears” for nothing."
Interview with Damon
What is your favourite food?
If you asked anyone else they would probably highlight my unhealthy Domino's pizza habit. I am the unofficial pizza consultant for VIX Digital both in and out of work hours.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Most people know that I'm into cycling and computers. I think people are surprised to find I am a computer security graduate, and expect me to come from a computer science or engineering background.
I've recently taken up hiking with the hopes of doing multi-day treks in the future. They don’t call me “Daymears” for nothing.
Which tools do you use at work or can't work without?
The first tools that come to mind are Visual Studio Code and my terminal setup. But If I had to chose one tool I couldn’t work without it would be GIT. I can’t imagine a world without GIT. My biggest gripe whilst on my course at University was that they were not teaching people about it. I use it for everything.
Who is your role model and why?
Elon Musk. I think Elon is a common role model for a lot of developers. He is my role model for a lot of reasons, but mainly because of his approach and outcomes of the work he does, and more importantly how he thinks about it. I think it is dangerous to follow the herd when delivering products and services, and Elon’s approach to this is something I admire.
The ideas of tomorrow get laughed at today, but breaking an idea down into its core components can often result in validation.
If you could be any animal what would it be and why?