About

Here’s some more random stuff:

  • 🌎 I was born in England, grew up in New Zealand and now I live in Canada
  • 🚢 I enjoy shipping great software, learning how to write clean code, and creating great user experiences using Swift (previously Objective-C).
  • ✈️ I took a year off to ‘travel the world’ and chill out halfway through 2017 - 2018.
  • 🎙 I was interviewed for the Swift Coders podcast a while back. You can listen to the podcast for an in-depth history of how I ended up here!
  • 🏗 I have experience in unusual iOS architectures using MVVM, RxSwift, VIPER and the Coordinator Pattern.
  • ✋ I’ve high-fived Paul Mccartney

Work history

While I’ve been writing software since I remember, I’ve so far been employed by two brilliant companies where I’ve been able to work and learn from some fantastic people.


MetaLab

2018 - Current

iOS Developer

After moving to Vancouver, BC, I managed to land a job at an agency that I’ve admired from afar for a while. The people I work with here are 👌


This story is a work in progress 🚧


PaperKite

2012 - 2017

iOS Technical Lead

I joined PaperKite as the first full-time engineering hire. I wore a bunch of hats over the 5 years; I helped build products for our clients, build out the technical team, and over the 5 years, grow from 3 employees to 24. I learned a lot, and I’ll never forget the experience.


In terms of iOS projects, I worked on creating around 30 Objective-C & Swift based iOS applications for wide variety of clients and use cases.


Will’s Yearly Challenge™

I dislike new years resolutions. People always say they’re going to change for the better, then do what they said for a few weeks, and then always seem to fall back into their old bad habbits.

But hey, habbits die hard, I tell myself that whenever I look down at my very own finger nails - or whats left of them - so who am I to blame anyone else 🤷‍♂️.

What I can do however, is, rather than make a new years resolution that I stop doing after February, I set myself yearly challenges. These can vary from effort, ideally something small and something that I can do consistently.

Year
2019Weekly Journal
2018The Month Project, an Audio track every month
2014 - 2017Instagram, a photo every day.