Yellow Brick Code is me, and I'm Sarah Williams. Hi!
Where did Yellow Brick Code start?
I was trying to think of a company name when registering a limited company for contract work. I've always loved Wizard of Oz, in any format. Film, book, stage adaptations. After hours of trying to think of a company name, it just came to me and it was perfect. It represents what I do but also has some of my personality in it.
What do I do?
I’m a Systems Architect working at a Proptech startup in Cardiff, Wales. I’ve been employed full time as a developer for 10 years now. If you include the years I've been coding before my first job after university, it totals 17 years. And I really, really love it! It's my job, but it's also my hobby. I consider myself a full stack developer but these days I spend most of my time in .NET code writing in C#. See my LinkedIn page for a full career history.
Ok, Systems Architect, but what do you do?
I plan, define and build the architecture for the system using PaaS and IaaS on Azure. I'm also currently writing the code for the API & everything behind it while colleagues are handling the code for the web & mobile apps.
Why the blog?
I want to get more involved in the local tech community so this was one of the contributing factors to me setting this blog up. I also think I’ve gained a lot of varied experience, both tech and non-tech related, so I hope I can pass some of that knowledge on.
Didn't this used to look different?
You got me! To get the blog up and running I started it off on Wordpress with a free theme as it was so quick, it was the smallest barrier to getting started. It's now hosted on Ghost and I've written the theme myself (see, full stack developer!). I wrote a bit about it here.
I’m not a writer. My spelling is pretty good, my grammar is ok, but I will try and keep the posts informative and hopefully mildly entertaining when possible.