RICHARD WASHER

ABOUT

ME

I’m a 29 year-old software engineer from New Zealand with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Auckland, NZ (2014).

I write JS/ES6 to build highly interactive, user-focussed web applications with general full stack experience as well as an interest in machine learning.

I'm currently based in London, UK.

Work

I'm the chief javascript cowboy (aka Engineering Lead for Frontend) at Stitched, a startup combining graph theory, natural language processing and machine learning to improve understanding and allocation of people and projects in large companies.

Now

Stitched

stitched.io

Frontend lead

Navigating the startup waters using React, Redux, Webpack, Babel/ES6, Neo4j, D3, NLP, ML, ElasticSearch, Rails, Redis, Python.

Stitched-1

Past

Speaker: PyCon Thailand 2018

https://th.pycon.org/en/

I spoke at the first Python conference to be held in Thailand, held over two weekend days in June. My presentation was focussed on iterative product development in a Python/Javascript environment and how to work on an exploratory product. The talk was recorded (not yet available), slides can be viewed here.

Top Trainer

toptrainer.co

Technical lead - responsible for team management, application development, deployment and QA.

Top Trainer is an online tool for personal trainers to easily connect with clients between sessions, to help clients achieve their goals and to keep them coming back.

A member of Startup Chile's 7th generation.

Technical lead - responsible for team management, application development, deployment and QA.

Top Trainer is an online tool for personal trainers to easily connect with clients between sessions, to help clients achieve their goals and to keep them coming back.

A member of Startup Chile's 7th generation, currently in closed beta.

Top Trainer

Braille Editor

A JS-powered input helper and translation library to make it easier for non-braille literate writers to create braille content. Includes restriction and validation of translatable content and markup, as well as controls for complex context (e.g. for use in mathematics) and a live preview for proofing.

Winner of SPARK ideas challenge .
Adviser: Dr Jonathan McKeown-Green

StatusBoard

StatusBoard was a web based platform to collect, store and display key business metrics in real time. As a co-founder I was responsible for the product’s development and operations.

A simple marketing site was used to attract Alpha users, available here.
With: Felix Terpstra & Cory Barton