A few months ago we put the call out for new writers to join the ubelly family, and received a ton of responses, so thank you to everyone applied. We have sifted, chatted and fought it out about who should join. It was an incredibly tough decision, but we are happy with the final five. So, without further ado, we bring you the nUbelly class of 2012…
Ash is Ubelly’s token Welshman, and an avid fan of all things visual. He is an absolute games nerd, especially when it comes to retro gaming, and has recently been getting very excited about the possibilities with HTML5 and the various APIs out there, and what this means to gaming. He works at TMW in London as a front end web monkey, and has worked for folks including Ford, RSPCA, Xbox and DL Records in the past. In his spare time he tinkers about with the web, creating awesome things like ‘Media Query Mario‘.
Amber has been coding for over 12 years, and has been freelancing for 3. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee (I can’t wait to roll out all my country music jokes), she’s now based in London and earns her bread doing web and mobile development. If you haven’t seen her around, she has featured in .Net Magazine and GeekTalk, as well as speaking at Points, Reasons to be Creative and the upcoming Handheld Conf. She’s got a bit of a passion for handmade things, pie and dacshhunds, and more importantly seems to love the¬†occasional¬†animated gif (check out Day of the Dev for some cathartic gifs).
James co-runs a small, Eastbourne based design house called Simple As Milk, who have put out some rather lovely work over the last year or so. He’s a designer and developer who, in his own words, wants to “travel more but not work less.” He’s a massive lover of art and tattoos, sporting some rather lovely pieces himself. He’s spoken at a few small conferences, including WordUp and Points in Brighton, and has a huge passion for startups. Oh, and most importantly, he likes cats. He’s going to get on just fine here…
Rachel is a “very Northern, very talkative and very twitter-addicted” freelance web dev and designer. She is becoming a bit of a conference addict (she should talk to @laurakalbag about that!) and is already heavily addicted to Twitter, technology and reading. You’ve probably seen some of her work about, as she designer this year’s WebDevConf website, and regularly appears in .Net Magazine as a panel expert.
Charlotte works over at We Like Pie and Event Handles, with her fingers in all kinds of pie, including UX, development, design and copywriting. Coming from a BSc background, these days she’s more worried about whether her current environment is zombie-proof and whether that chair could legitimately be used as a weapon against the undead… Other than that, she gets involved in all sorts of projects, including the various events that Event Handler run, including LondonJS and Geeky London.
So, that’s the nUbellyers! Make sure you say hi to them on Twitter and at any events that they’re about in the next year, and make sure you keep an eye out for their first articles on Ubelly!