Paul Bennett. Self-taught frontend developer based in London, UK.

I'm a 100% self-taught "developer", the skills I have today have come from online courses, communities, YouTube, trial and error, and the tenacity to get the job done.

Being a self-learner, I always try to keep educating myself via multiple side projects, these you can check out via Github or read my posts where I talk about things I have learned or achieved. I have also created my own Visual Studio Code theme called Atlantic Night which now has over 4,000 downloads. Which I am pretty impressed with as this was something for my personal use. I like also to document my learnings by keeping a TIL repo, this enables me to quickly find new learnings and help concreate them.

Current ToolBox

Outside of learning to be a coding whiz kid, my partner would say I am cycling obsessed. I would say she would be right. I love cycling! It's where a lot of my time goes, dedicating time to training and keeping my fitness levels up, so I am ready for the next cycling challenge.

About the site

I bought this domain as @mrpbennett is my social media handle, so why not get a domain to match. This site may go through changes, as I am never satisfied with the design. For the time being though I like what I have.

In case you were wondering, the site is:

  • Designed and coded on a Mac in London
  • Coded with Visual Studio Code
  • Built on Gatsby, the open source framework based on React
  • Styled with TailWind CSS
  • Content managed and published by Contentful
  • Continuously deployed via Netlify
  • Last but not least it also has a Dark Mode.

You can find more about my macOS development setup in my config repo on GitHub. The design and code powering this site can be found here.

© 2020 Paul Bennett