James Broad

Web Technologist

About

It all started when I was gifted a broken IBM 286 at age 10. I hadn't a clue about computers, but I oozed curiosity and desperately wanted an escape from hand-writing my homework. After many days of obsessive tinkering, I found a fix. The first sounds of the fans whir, the floppy drives rattling away, the frugal HDD revving up, and the CRT flicker into life was the symbolic booting of my life-long fixation with tech and the joy of making things work.

Fast forward to today; I'm CTO & co-founder of OnCare – a SaaS platform for the domiciliary care sector.

Prior to OnCare, I had worked for companies big (BBC, Yahoo!) and small (Moo.com, Thread.com) using an eclectic mix of programming languages, frameworks, cultures and people and I feel blessed I get to work in this vibrant industry.

I would summarise myself as a customer-obsessed technologist who stops at nothing to deliver superior quality software.

Work experience

Jun 2017 Present

OnCare

CTO

London, UK

  • Django
  • React
  • React Native
  • AWS
Mar 2016 Jul 2017

Thread.com

Lead Developer

London, UK

  • Django
  • React
  • CSS
Jun 2015 Feb 2016

Bloom & Wild

Lead Developer

London, UK

  • Angular
  • Ruby on Rails
  • CSS
Jun 2012 Jun 2015

moo.com

Senior Developer

London, UK

  • PHP
  • Java
  • React
  • Backbone
  • CSS
Jan 2011 Jun 2012

BBC Weather

Senior Developer

London, UK

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
Jul 2007 Dec 2010

Yahoo!

Web Developer

California, USA & London, UK

  • PHP
  • Perl
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
Feb 2006 Jul 2007

Time Out Communications

Web Developer

London, UK

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Education

Sep 2002 Jun 2005

University of Greenwich

Multimedia Technology (BSc)

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Side projects

Jan 2019 Present

Inferoo

I created a service to aggregate calendars, weather, news and more to synthesise it in email form every morning so I could start the day better informed.

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