Jackson Bates

Melbourne, Australia contact@jacksonbates.com

I am currently the lead software engineer at Grace Papers, a social change business dedicated to empowering working parents and fighting for gender equality at home and in the workplace.


Skills

I've worked professionally with a range of languages and technology stacks, but my heart is always in JavaScript. My current professional work is with PHP Laravel and React, but I've also had occasion to work with Ruby on Rails, Python, and Clojurescript.

Programming Languages & Tools
Dispositions
  • Tinkerer: dedicated problem solver
  • Former consultant: fast learner
  • Former teacher: expert communicator and mentor
  • Independent team member: I don't need my hand held, but I play well with others

Experience

Lead Software Engineer

Grace Papers

Engineering Lead for a company dedicated to social change working with household names nationally.

December 2019 - Present

Software Engineer | Consultant

Silverpond

Building web applications that support Machine Learning work in industries with large scale asset inspection requirements, wildlife conservation, and retail.

July 2018 - December 2019

Moderator, Writer, Odd-Jobs Man

freeCodeCamp

Supporting learner developers in their goals to learn coding and become employable.

September 2016 - Present

English Teacher, IT Teacher, Department Head,

Various Schools, UK & Australia

Once upon a time, I was a Senior Teacher, Head of English, and Coordinator of Learning Technologies. There were useful parallels between my first career and my current one - you can ask me about them sometime!

Ancient History (2005-2017)

Samples

My professional work all lives in private repos and is bound by NDAs. Fear not, you can see my second rate hack-jobs here at least! Here are some side projects and itch-scratchers that are at least vaguely presentable: