As part of August’s build team, Jamie Fraser joins us as a back-end developer who crafts websites both big and small.
Jamie Fraser is one of our remote Augies, hailing from Arbroath, Scotland. With experience in PHP development, WordPress, Linux Administration and mobile payment gateways, Jamie jumps into projects across a range of digital platforms.
His skills in web development, and an 11-hour time difference, make him perfect for emergency fixes and solutions for the August team.
One of Jamie’s career highlights so far has been having a plugin listed in the WordPress repository with over 220,000 downloads and 50,000 active installations.
When he isn’t building the back-end of a new site, he spends his time honing his coding skills, gaming and spending time with his young family.
We caught up with Jamie to chat about his musical taste, cooking prowess and what he’d say if he ever crossed paths with an alien.
If you won the lottery would you still work? What would you do?
I couldn’t not work, I would get too bored. I’d probably focus on crafting something that helps support others instead of trying to make bank.
Do you cook? If so, what’s your specialty?
I’m often the cook of the house, and with three kids, it’s usually four dishes at a time. I like to think I make a good chilli, curry, spag bol and pizza to satisfy the different tastes.
If you met an alien what would you say to him/her/them?
“No, really, this is what we’ve done to ourselves, and yes, he really is president”
What’s on your music playlist right now?
If you could pick anyone as a mentor, who would it be?
I would probably choose Laracast’s Jeffery Way, he has an excellent way of explaining things, and knows what he’s talking about — what more do you need?
What is one skill in the world of digital you hope to improve this year?
I’m working on picking up more of the PHP framework Laravel to add to my toolkit.