Andrew Gretton - in a nutshell

Andrew Gretton

Developer; husband; dad; geek

Me

I'm currently in a dev lead role at dotDigitalGroup in glorious Croydon. The evenings see me fleeing to sunny Brighton on the south coast.

Skills

Web dev

Development focussed on complex web applications used by thousands of users.

Scaling

Building out backend services to support high volume clickstream data.

Devops

Keeping services available and combating outages to satisfy the always-on culture.

Technical

  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • T-SQL
  • Agile
  • Windows
  • Web

Buzzword bingo

  • Scalability
  • Redundancy
  • Rapid release cycles
  • Security
  • Fault tolerance
  • YAGNI
  • Internationalization
  • Monitoring
  • Offshore teams
  • Commercially focussed
  • Stability
  • Just in time

Experience

dotDigitalGroup

Dev lead

2006-now

Initially working in the agency side of the business, I've moved into a senior role building one of the UK's most successful marketing platforms, dotMailer. Hugely feature rich, scaling to many thousands of users and many millions of emails sent for some of the world's largest companies.

Futuremedia

Business Systems Engineer

2004-2006

Building internal support software to support the CRM system, and the benefits management systems.

Education

University of Sussex - Brighton, England

BSc (Hons) Computer Science 2:1

Other?

Digital libertarian

Patent-sceptic; supporter of the Open Rights Group; Bitcoin...

History geek

The story of our world. It's better than fiction.

Itchy feet

40 countries visited, and counting.