About

Just your average dev...

I'm Alicia, a London-based software engineer.

I have a particular interest in privacy-respecting software, as well as security. I've carried out a few audits, and authored the initial versions of Personal Security Checklist and Awesome Privacy.

I enjoy going to (and sometimes winning!) hackathons. And if you're London-based, you'll probably have bumped into me at a tech meetup.

I love Linux, and (imo) have a neat dotfiles setup which I'm always tweaking. And I have a small homelab, that I'm using to learn more about system administration, and host my own services to (attempt to) escape big tech. I made dashboard app for it.

For work, I'm a principal software engineer at AND.Digital, where I work across various client projects, help to upskill and mentor junior and mid-level developers and ensure that the code we're delivering is the best it can be.

Away from the keyboard, I like sports, hanging out with friends, and going to Church.

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Experience

Principle Engineer @ AND.Digital

August 2022 - Present

Clients
Frasers Group

Frasers Group

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank

Core Technologies
l TypeScript
l React Native
l Azure
VP Frontend Engineer @ Galaxy

Jan 2021 - July 2022

Worked on real-time React-based Web3 trading application

Core Technologies
l React
l Storybook
l Cypress
l Web3.js
Full-Stack Developer @ Freelance

February 2019 - Jan 2021

Projects
Futr.AI

Futr.AI

Shell

Shell

Shell Recharge

Shell Recharge

Machine Max

Machine Max

Ctemplar

Ctemplar

Core Technologies
l React
l React Native
l TypeScript
l GraphQL
l GCP
Software Developer @ Accenture

June 2014 - February 2019

After joining as an associate, I had the opportunity to work on a range of exciting client projects, each with their own challenges, his helped me to develop my skills and knowledge in a variety of areas. Over time I worked my way up to a senior role, where I could actively deliver high quality solutions to clients.

Clients
E.ON

E.ON

B&Q

B&Q

Boots

Boots

TK Maxx

TK Maxx

Vodafone

Vodafone

UKI Innovation Center

UKI Innovation Center

Core Technologies
l C#
l Angular
l Node.js
l AWS
Intern @ University of Oxford

June 2013 - September 2013

Worked on developing a Java application which would calculate the most effective mg of antimalarial drug, per kg or patient body weight, to prevent vaccine resistance building up. Involved dealing with millions of patient records, which were often in varying formats and units.

Projects
WWARN

WWARN

Core Technologies
l Java
l Apache Tomcat
l JUnit
l Gradle
Soldier @ British Army

Regiments
Signals

Signals

Oxford UOTC

Oxford UOTC

Intelligence Corps

Intelligence Corps

Tech Stack

Usually the tools I use for the job, depend on the job. There's no one-size fits all, and as such I'm always trying out new technologies, and constantly learning.

The following technologies are the ones I'm most familiar with, and I've linked to code that I've written with each.

devOps

l Ansible
l Kubernetes
l Prometheus
l GitHub Actions
l Grafana

cloud

l Netlify
l Vercel
l CloudFlare
l Azure
l AWS
l GCP

databases

l PostgreSQL
l SQLite
l Redis
l MySQL
l MongoDB

testing

l Jest
l Puppeteer
l Testing Library
l Cypress

security

l Nmap
l OWASP ZAP
l Burp Suite
l Wireshark