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Joey Imlay

Hello, I'm Joey.

I'm a software engineer, specialising in React and React Native. My favourite thing about web development is that there's always something new to learn. Every day's a school day.

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I've been writing code for a long time.

I wrote my first program in BASIC on my dad's Amiga 500 when I was seven. At fourteen, I made my first website. By fifteen, I'd taught myself HTML, CSS, Flash and Photoshop. For a long time after that, I made themes for blogging platforms as a hobby - first Blogger, then Tumblr.

I was a teacher. Then I wasn't. Now I am again.

In 2017, I decided to switch away from an unhappy career in primary school teaching to working in tech. I won a women in tech scholarship to Northcoders, and trained as a JavaScript developer. It was the most intense three months of my life, and the experience immeasurably changed my life for the better. Now everything has come full circle, and I'm back at Northcoders as a mentor.

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"When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is 'you like stuff', which is not a good insult at all."
-- John Green