August 12, 2021

Hello world

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by.

Here are some rapid fire bullets about me:

  • 🇎🇧 I'm Tom, from the UK and currently live in Brighton.
  • ðŸĪŠ I'm a struggling French learner (my streak on Duolingo is one of my proudest accomplishments)
  • ðŸ‡Ŧ🇷 My partner is French which makes my French-speaking ability even more embarrassing.
  • âŒĻïļ My tech career began as a UX/UI designer at a startup studio. Over the years I transitioned to the development side (all things JavaScript) and haven't looked back!
  • 🧠 Self taught with some great mentors on the way - the learning never stops
  • 🏃ðŸŧ‍♂ïļ I enjoy hitting the trails around the South Downs 🌅 as often as I can!
  • 😚 My partner and I have a cat named Arnold who is a little monster.

In this blog, I'm going to explore the fullstack Javascript ecosystem with a focus on the back end.

At the time of writing, I'm particularly interested in the following stack (does TREPGAP work as an acronym? ðŸĪ“):

This blog is built-in Next.js leveraging Hunter Chang's starter repo - thank you Hunter ðŸĪŸ!

Let's dive in ðŸĪŋ.