Andrew is the lead web developer at Golightly+. He works as a fullstack JS developer specialising in Node.js, ReactJS, and Firebase.
He has a computer science degree and has been working in IT for over 20 years now.
He loves turning peoples’ ideas into a digital reality.
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. 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.
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.