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James Bedford

Hey friends, I'm James Bedford. Welcome to my small corner of the internet.

I am a UK based engineering leader and work at Attest↗ and previously have been at companies such as Monzo↗ and Mango↗. My work revolves around coaching engineers to allow them to do their best work and achieve their full potential, as well as growing performant and diverse engineering teams. I broke into tech after career switching in my late twenties and I feel passionate about promoting inclusivity in software and helping others from untraditional backgrounds to join the industry.

My goal is to help people grow and flourish as software engineers, and I do this through my essays and coaching calls. You can also sign up to my newsletter below, I send out regular updates on content I am creating as well as sharing resources I have found useful.

Recent Posts

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I Wanted to Be a Writer, but Now I Don't

I wanted to be a writer, but now I don't. My incredibly brief career as a technical author.

I Wanted to Be a Writer, but Now I Don't
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The Secret to Productivity

There is a lot of poor information out there about how to be productive. This is my take on productivity and how we can be more focused as software engineers.

The Secret to Productivity
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How to Get Out of Tutorial Hell? Be more like Tony Hawk

An introduction to 'tutorial hell', what it is and how to make sure as a new software engineer you don't get stuck there!

How to Get Out of Tutorial Hell? Be more like Tony Hawk