Rick Booth

Software Developer

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I'm a 26 year old software developer from Skipton, England. I specialise in front end web development but have a full stack background and dabble in full stack in my spare time using a GraphQL/Nexus/Prisma stack.

I built my first website when I was 10 years old by finding a template online, purchasing a domain with hosting and uploading files I edited in Adobe Dreamweaver via CPanel. It had all the cool things like scrolling text and music playing in the background.

Roll on 16 years and I've competed at Great Britain level for Canoe Slalom at a junior level, played the Walter White character by working in chemistry for 3 years, supported schools by being a first, second and third line support engineer, and eventually self taught myself Ruby on Rails to land a University level position as a Software Developer.

From starting out in the front end development industry by building dashboard level features for a back end Ruby on Rails application, I progressed to architecturing a Vue front end with a headless WordPress back end stack on to architecturing an award winning React/TypeScript stack which implemented component driven development complimented by Storybook.

I'm now working as a front end tech lead for a company called 9xb based in Leeds. I help drive the front end team forward ensuring we're using the most powerful tools available to build and maintain next generation websites.

Skipton (also known as Skipton-in-Craven) is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.

9xb are an award winning eCommerce agency, specialising in B2B and D2C complex eCommerce builds and onsite performance, maximising conversions and increasing online sales.

Leeds is the largest city in the county of West Yorkshire, England and the most populous in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area (2011 census classification), the UK's fourth-most populous urban area with a reported population of 1.8 million in 2013.