Luke Oliff

Developer Educator

Luke Oliff

Frating, England

luke@lukeoliff.com

github.com/lukeocodes

linkedin.com/in/lukeocodes

stackoverflow.com/story/lukeocodes

About me

I’m an experienced software engineer turned Developer Educator. I discovered my love for helping people develop while in previous management roles. Open source software has always been my passion, and developer education allows me to explore both of those things together.

With a disabled child and a new baby, time at home is very valuable to me. As such, I work remotely from our home office here in the UK.

I have experience with writing content, working with multiple dynamic-typed languages, leading teams, architecting solutions, and building prototype applications.

Experience

Netlify / Engineering Manager

APRIL 2021 - PRESENT, FULL REMOTE

A role originally presented as a Developer Experience Lead, it had morphed into an Engineering Manager role by the time I accepted the role.

I am currently leading a team of principal and staff engineers, maintaining open source repositories, and making critical changes to core architecture for our serverless products.

Vonage (formally Nexmo) / Developer Educator

JANUARY 2019 - APRIL 2021

I was originally hired as a Developer Advocate, where I was responsible for attending events, public speaking, workshops, and supporting the JavaScript Client SDK with documentation and related articles.

After a move to Developer Education, I created written and recorded content, ran workshops, and spoke at smaller local events.

Auth0.com / R&D Content Engineer

NOVEMBER 2017 - JANUARY 2019,  FULLY REMOTE

I created content for Auth0, including guides for React, Express, GatsbyJS and Elixir. I also maintained the React quickstart and demo applications for our React content.

HouseSimple.com / Senior / Lead Developer

SEPTEMBER 2015 - NOVEMBER 2017,  SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

Leading a small team centred around API development and integration, my role focused on major, large scale projects.

On Hotels / Head of Development / Lead Developer

MARCH 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2015,  PAUL ST., LONDON

Oversee major projects development and rollout including new real-time hotel search API whilst heading up changes to infosec processes.

Absolute Radio / Senior Developer

OCTOBER 2013  - MARCH 2014,  GOLDEN SQ., LONDON

Developing APIs for radio program scheduling and website data abstraction layer.

Other Roles

MARCH 2006 - OCTOBER 2013

Senior Developer @ Rock IT Group        FEBRUARY 2013 - OCTOBER 2013
Web Developer @ 3D MarComms
        MAY 2012 - FEBRUARY 2013
Web Developer @ Xonadu/X-on
        JULY 2011 - MAY 2012
IT Manager @ Mumford & Wood        MARCH 2006 - JULY 2011

Sample of Content

Migration From WordPress to Jamstack

Nov 2020 - learn.vonage.com/blog/migration-from-wordpress-to-jamstack

Other Ways to Contribute to Open Source This Hacktoberfest

Oct 2020 - learn.vonage.com/blog/other-ways-to-contribute-to-opensource-...

In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2020

Mar 2020 - learn.vonage.com/blog/in-celebration-of-international-womens-day-2020

The Ultimate DevRel Guide To Travel

Nov 2019 - learn.vonage.com/blog/the-ultimate-devrel-guide-to-travel-dr

Manage a Collection of Secure API Endpoints with Postman

Dec 2018 - auth0.com/blog/manage-a-collection-of-secure-api-endpoints-with-postman

A First-Timers Guide to an Open Source Project

Sep 2018 - auth0.com/blog/a-first-timers-guide-to-an-open-source-project

Building a Blog with Gatsby, React and Webtask.io!

Mar 2018 - auth0.com/blog/building-a-blog-with-gatsby-react-and-webtask

Elixir & Phoenix Tutorial: Build an Authenticated App

Dec 2017 - auth0.com/blog/elixir-and-phoenix-tutorial-build-an-authenticated-app