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Meet David

Meet one of the newer kids on the block, David Pike!

David is one of our newer developers in the Inlight team, and we've absolutely loved having him around! Get to know him with a few quick fire questions.

Hello David! As the newest developer on the Inlight block, tell us a bit about how you came to join us and what drew you to the role?

I wanted to work on new and interesting problems using technologies I’d not used in the past. In particular, Inlight has a huge amount of React experience within the development team and I was keen to learn more about React from people who have a strong grasp of React best practices and work on mature React applications.

Is there anything in the development world right now that’s really captured your attention?

I’ve been closely following the progress of static site generators using JAMstack approach. They generate an entire website as static HTML. This enables developers to build sites that are incredibly fast and have no backend allowing they can be deployed just about anywhere. My personal favourites at the moment are Gatsby.js and React Static but I’m really interested in Next.js too.

What do you do to keep up with technology trends? Are you into podcasts? What’s on your playlist right now?

I subscribe to quite a few email newsletters but a few of my favourites are Weekly Reading by Assaf Arkin for general web development news, Craft Link List for everything Craft CMS and The Ember Times to keep up with Ember.js.

In terms of podcasts, I tend to listen to Syntax FM and Hanselminutes. Syntax.FM is great to catch up on the web development industry and Hanselminutes is to learn more about technologies that are outside my day-to-day work.

If you could get on a plane to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

Patagonia. I’m a keen hiker and would love to explore the mountains, glaciers, and fjords of this remote region.

Want to be a developer?

Finally, if you had some advice to give someone wanting to get into development in digital services, what would your advice to them be?

I’d encourage them to try one of the many amazing free online courses that are available. It is a great way to test the water and see if coding is right for them. I’ve heard good things about Code Academy and FreeCodeCamp.

Rapid Fire

Alright, time for our infamous quick fire questions! First thoughts that come to mind?!

Favourite country/place to travel? Japan. Amazing food, great skiing, and lovely people.

Favourite movie? I recently enjoyed The Lobster

Favourite song (right now)? Hopelessness - Courtney Barnett

Favourite Collingwood/Fitzroy food spot? Shop Ramen

Favourite weekend activity? I try to go away camping as often as possible!

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About the author
Steph Bailey
Chief Commercial Officer
Steph Bailey | Chief Commercial Officer

Steph is a digital marketer with over 15 years digital experience. Steph works closely with all our wonderful clients, including Nando's, ahm, Swisse, Benetas and many others. A strategic thinker with a strong empathy for her client’s business objectives, Steph has excelled in leading multifunctional teams to achieve exceptional results on large-scale digital projects.

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