James Toohey

Software Developer

Sydney, Australia

hello@toohey.io

Whilst studying Materials Science Engineering at UNSW, I worked at WillyWeather to pay the bills. About two years in, I realised software was my passion and abandoned my studies—I have since returned for a few specific software courses—to work full-time.

Fortunately, I was able to learn to write code on the job, and I am even more fortunate to have had such fantastic teachers, mentors, and colleagues along the way.

I love writing tight code and building interfaces for the web. I would call myself a full-stack developer but have more recently leaned into the front-end world.

  1. Fundamental

    Co-Founder

    • React
    • NodeJS
    • Netlify
    • Gatsby
    • JAMStack

    Software and design with a focus on performance and accessibility. Fundamental is a couple of mates who design and build things.

  2. Identitii

    Integration Specialist

    Assisting in the integration of CDR rules into a consumer application. This included testing and UX workshops with ACCC and CSIRO (Data61).

  3. Sportility

    Lead Front-End Developer

    • NodeJS
    • React
    • Kubernetes
    • Hasura
    • Serverless

    Implementation of improved processes. Moved from a NoSQL database to a proper relational database which was accessed through Hasura.

  4. HealthShare

    Lead Developer

    • Python
    • Django
    • PostgreSQL
    • Knockout.js
    • React
    • Kubernetes

    My team of 6 developed BetterConsult, HealthShare's newest product.

  5. HealthShare

    Full-Stack Web Developer

    • Python
    • Django
    • PostgreSQL
    • Knockout.js
    • React
    • React Native

    Full-stack web development and a React Native mobile application for HealthShare's product, ConnectMe.

  6. WillyWeather

    Full-Stack Web Developer

    • PHP
    • PHPUnit
    • MySQL
    • Memcached
    • jQuery

    Full-stack web development using Symfony and a jQuery-based frontend.

  7. WillyWeather

    Operations Manager

    • PHP
    • PHPUnit
    • Symfony
    • MySQL
    • Memcached
    • jQuery

    Full-stack web development using Symfony, plus managing a team focussed on international expansion. Strict user experience/interface quality assurance.

  8. WillyWeather

    Software Technician

    The role that drew me away from my studies. WillyWeather was just starting to pick up steam, and with such a small team my role varied from responding to support emails to UX design for the iOS app.