Simon Fish

Engineering and educating for a free and open web.

Currently at Exceptional, Inc.

Ruby on Rails logo Ruby on Rails developer with over two years of industry experience.
Experienced with Turbo logo Hotwire, ViewComponent logo ViewComponent, React logo React, and more.

Check out my CV/resume .

He will be a powerful addition to any development team.

--Audrea Cook, Software Engineer, Raise.dev

His genuine passion to help both the local and global tech community, mixed in with his impressive technical knowledge and skills, has made it a pleasure to work with him.

--Pauline Narvas, Code First Girls course ambassador

Simon is an extremely fast learner and a creative thinker, who has become a highly effective part of our dev team.

--Ben Saunders, Lead Software Engineer, UKCloud Ltd.

Simon has an ability to take a complex task [...] and not only turn it around extremely quickly, but also to apply a level of thought and ingenuity of someone a number of years more experienced.

--Andy Sykes, Formerly of Pera Technology

My Work

Hi, I'm Simon.

I'm a software engineer with over two years of industry experience and a Computer Science degree. From June 2020, I worked on Raise.dev from the start as the only full-time engineer, and expanded my horizons fast in the process.

I'm motivated to:

  • support free and open source software like Rails, ViewComponent, and my own libraries
  • learn new things, and use those findings to teach and empower others
  • make a positive difference to the world through technology
  • work with companies that will help me achieve those goals

I'm on the committer team for ViewComponent, I've used Hotwire (Turbo and Stimulus) extensively, and I'm also schooled on React.JS. I've got a diverse array of experience and a love for the Ruby on Rails ecosystem. My experience developing Raise.dev for an audience of over 250 users has given me informed opinions about Rails and how it's used.

I'm a fast learner with an open mind, so I'm ready to learn new tools and ways of working. I've got a reputation for efficiency, which I'll always be careful to balance with thoroughness.

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