About her


I’m a 30-something woman living in Berlin, Germany (the famous one, with the wall).

How do you sell yourself to survive in a capitalist system?

I’m a front-end web developer, specialising in performance, design systems, architecting beautifully-written Sass and creating sustainable build processes. What does this mean? It means that I’m a developer with an eye for design and who cares for site users. I’m someone who will make sure your site looks amazing and performs fast. I’m someone who will create a beautiful site and beautiful code.

I’m a late entrant into the modern web game, only starting as a web developer in 2012. But I’ve been in kissing distance of the web and technology for most of my life, while working as a graphics designer in private business and a technology teacher and VLE admin at further education institutions.

I speak at events, write about the web and have a darned good reputation for what I do.

I work for Springer Nature (the good Springer, not the evil one) in Berlin, and was previously at BBC News in London, where I was responsible for building the 2015 General Election site and eating an awful lot of biscuits.


If you define me as a person then I’m a photography-taking](https://flickr.com/photos/sonniesedge), bike riding, beer drinking, feminist leftie.

I read more than is healthy, and spend as much time as I can exploring the beautiful world we inhabit.

Bonus fact

I have voluntary control of my tensor tympani muscles.


“Well, you _do_ have a touch of the German techno-anarchist about you”.