Nice things my clients and co-workers have said about working with me.
Our charitable trust runs a village hall, sports pitches and leisure grounds, which we hire out to many individuals and organizations. We had long been in need of software to help us manage hire agreements, bookings and invoices, taking on board our particular range of facilities and charging structures. The system Andy built for us does the job perfectly and we are delighted with the way it has transformed a large part of our office management. Besides the software itself we were highly impressed with the ease of interacting with Andy over many months as the project progressed. For any organization like ours requiring elegant bespoke software solutions, we could not recommend any developer more highly.
Andy is a dedicated and passionate software craftsman. An inspiring mentor and advocate for best practice Object Oriented Design and TDD, I had the pleasure of working under him for 3 years. I learnt more from him in that time than I did in my previous 10+ year career in software development.
We brought Andy in to assist with our workload during a particularly busy period [at Rawnet] and I couldn't be happier that we did. Andy's work can only be described as exemplary! From understanding complex requirements through to inspired solutions that were sympathetic to the existing project. Andy also documented his processes and made appropriate recommendations to help us improve in all areas. I would not hesitate to hire Andy again at any time and very much look forward to working with him again.
Having you around for the first 6 months [of my career] has sort of been like having a male embodiment of Sandi Metz sat next to me, and I'm hugely appreciative. It's very rare to find talent, experience and patience combined but when they are, they make the best teachers going!
I've known Andy for quite a few years, but never had the chance to work commercially with him in the past until this project. From day one on the project he filled us with confidence. Andy was great at managing the client's exceptions and provided everyone involved with regular, high quality updates. At no stage did anyone feel out of the loop. From a technical point of view Andy developed the initial MVP of the product in a highly skilled way, and we know with every confidence he has left the project in such a good state that we will be able to jump onto the project ourselves with ease in the future.
Andy is the epitome of the pragmatic programmer, with a great depth of knowledge, and a passion for all things development.
Andy has been beyond invaluable during his time at Rawnet; we hired him to help alleviate the work load during a busy period and couldn't have found anyone better. Andy had no trouble getting on with some quite complicated projects with tight deadlines, and single-handedly smashed a large backlog of work that had been stressing everyone out for months. He even brought some of his processes and suggestions to the agency which will stick around for some time to come. Andy is the first person I would recommend for contract Ruby and web work, and I expect we'll need him again very soon!
We approached Andy to develop our service and it’s been a rewarding experience. Andy fitted straight in as part of the team keeping us up to date with progress and explaining in detail what had been achieved. I always felt confident with Andy that if there were elements of the design which could be improved, or needed to be tweaked, that he’d bring that to our attention and we could have a discussion about the best way to implement it. At the end of the day I think we have an excellent service which we can use with confidence.
Andy is a great guy to work with, you'll want him on your team. Expect a high level of work that has been well thought out. The team he led at 1minus1 have a lot of respect for him and valued his leadership