This time we’d like to introduce Senior Developer @thomas !
What is your role at Just About?
I am a Senior Developer, primarily focusing on backend development. Specifically, most of my work on Just About has been on the API - the thing that makes the posts, and shows them back to you in the feed or in threads. I also built much of the treasury and payment system, which handles tracking funds from community treasuries, through bounties and rewards, into your wallets!
Why did you join Just About, and where did you work before?
I used to work for what is now the UK branch of Reedpop, that used to be Gamer Network and was also founded by Rupert Loman. Reedpop is the parent company of Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, and EGX which was my primary focus there (if you went to any of the shows between 2016 and 2019, there’s a decent chance I handed you a wristband). I joined Just About having worked with Rupert before, and being excited at the opportunity to join his new project at the ground floor.
How did you get started in this industry?
I got into web development after university, taking a job as an admin assistant at a small web agency that I found via the Job Centre. Prior to joining Reedpop, I had worked on finance websites and e-commerce websites, but have always been passionate about video games and so was excited to get into that industry
The non-work stuff
- TV show: Twin Peaks. It feels like a show that’s super influential but at the same time no-one has been able to recreate it without feeling self-conscious. I would and do recommend it to literally anyone.
- Game: Dark Souls
- Film: Under the Skin
- Book: Crime & Punishment
- Band: Radiohead or Pixies
Share a hobby you currently have.
Beyond playing video games I love to write and record music. I currently record under the name God Ribbon which can be found on everything!
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Either a plumber or a king.