My name is Gemma Vincent, I live in Hove, I work in Brighton. I love art, running, reading and coding!
I have over 8 years experience working at digital agencies.
For a lot of my career I have been a Drupal Developer, although in the past year or so I have been working hard to move into other areas of web development, with a particular focus on frontend.
I am what they call a people person, I love to liaise with my team, other departments and clients. I like to be kept on my toes, always looking into new technologies and new best practices. I'm a problem solver and overcome challenges put my way.
Please feel free to download my CV.
I led an internal project, the object of which was to visualise real time energy usage of different appliances around the house using augmented reality (AR) using A-Frame with canvas and NodeJS. This video on the left shows an MVP version of the project.
This was a little internal project that I worked on with another developer, we built it out during one of our developer days that I organised. It was a proof of concept piece of work using A-Frame.
Neilson was one of the first large and complex Drupal 8 websites to be built. I was one of the main developers to help build the first phase of Neilson, then became lead developer during the second phase. The site required a lot of custom module development - this needed a lot of architectural planning and work with the UX and UI team, along with constant communication and liaising with the client.
The new Neilson website proved successful with the additional annual revenue of £6m year through the new website.
I was the lead developer on this project in 2013. Anthony Nolan wanted a website to help them achieve their position as a top UK charity. The website had double AA accessibility compliance. It's a Drupal 7 website. I structured the layout of the backend as well as playing a part in building the frontend.
As I have already mentioned - I am a people person. I love to socialise and if there's an opportunity to organise a social then I will. If I'm not organising an event then I'm attending one.
I was one of the main organisers for DrupalCamp Brighton 2015. I put the idea forward to the local Brighton Drupal community about organising an official DrupalCamp. As soon as I got a team together, the mad planning and organisation started. We had a great committee and the event was a great success.
I decided to take it upon myself to be a key orchestrator of innovation at The Unit. I organised multiple 'Dev Days' in order to get all the developers together, off of client work, with the ability to build out some cool things! The first 'Dev Day' included a project to control our Sonos at work using Angular 4.0. The second and third were all focused on augmented reality and virtual reality, in-fact this was where the start of the enARgy project started. Other projects included a AR menu for a pizza restaurant.
Here are just a few previews of some canvas fun that I've had.