Andrew Golightly

Andrew is the lead web developer at Golightly+. A fullstack JS developer.

He has a computer science degree and has been working in IT for over 10 years now.

His passion is working as a front-end developer. In particular he loves turning peoples’ ideas into an actual digital product.

He’s also a qualified counsellor, so has great communication skills. He also, unusually for the IT industry, really loves connecting with people. He believes communication and really connecting with clients to understand their needs is maybe even more important than the coding part itself.


Andrew currently works for a Shopify Experts company in Vancouver and is also the lead developer for a progressive organisation that focuses a lot on blockchain and cryptographic technologies. He also works with a variety of private clients.

He’s always open to hearing about new projects. He particularly likes working in a team that can bounce ideas around, share expertise (he loves working with graphic designers for example) and generally support each other to create stellar products for clients.

He’s looking for projects that involve coding using Javascript (and related libraries), whether on the server (using NodeJS) or on the frontend, particularly with the ReactJS library.


For those more technically minded, Andrew codes using the Atom editor. HTML, CSS and JS are the core of what he works with the most. In addition he really enjoys working with ReactJS to create apps, as well as CSS frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb’s Foundation. He uses Gulp and webpack to build his web apps. For data storage on the backend, he loves working with Firebase.

He is often writing NodeJS scripts on a server to process data or building an API service.

He’s built a lot of sites on WordPress, a few on Squarespace and is often working on Shopify sites.

Whether it’s a web app like this Bitcoin POS system, or a landing page for a new business, Andrew thoroughly enjoys coding.

Education and Experience

Andrew started coding when he was 8 years old with Turtle logo. He did a computer science degree in New Zealand and completed that with 1st class honours majoring in Artificial Intelligence. He’s worked for the New Zealand Government, Universities in New Zealand and England, and for a few private companies. Since 2009 Andrew has been running his own web development business and contracting out to other web development companies.

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