Andy Coates

Hi, I'm a contract software developer based in Exeter

I've worked in the web and software industry for over 18 years, turning business requirements into user-friendly solutions with solid technical underpinnings.

I graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Digital Art & Technology from University of Plymouth in 2006. Since then I've worked on hundreds of projects from Single Page Applications to data processing pipelines for clients varying in size from start-ups to public institutions to large multi-national corporations.

Back-end skills

  • Development in PHP, Javascript, and Python
  • Frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, and Express
  • Strong database (MySQL) skills & optimisation
  • NoSQL (MongoDB, Firestore)
  • Integration of third-party services/APIs (CRMs, accounting suites, etc)

Front-end skills

  • Frameworks (React, Vue, Angular)
  • Unit testing (Jasmine, Karma, etc)
  • CSS3 using LESS and SASS
  • Development in Typescript and modern Javascript (ES6+ and functional patterns)
  • UI design


  • Requirements Analysis & Project Management
  • Working alongside existing teams
  • Git (branched workflow using Github & Bitbucket)
  • Linux administration
  • Build tools (Webpack, Gulp, Grunt)