I’m Eliot Sykes, a London-based software developer, entrepreneur, and
open source contributor.
These days I mostly work on
an app to help anyone who has ever woken up in a cold sweat and asked themselves
“ Where does all my money go?”
Past clients include
Adam Shimali, Freelance Developer
Anyone working with Eliot soon finds out that he’s
a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional. I’ve
lost count of the number of times that I’ve seen him
dig into new and poorly understood areas of the code base and come
up with something clean, testable, usable and easy to understand.
But he’s not just a “heads down” and bash out
the code sort of person. He has proven his ability to “get stuff
done” in the right way, not only for clients, but on his own
successful live projects as well.
I often think it’s a mistake to label a skilled engineer as a
Java developer or Grails developer or “insert technology
here” developer. This is particularly true of those rare
developers like Eliot who I think could turn his hand to just about
any technology and come up with results. Eliot is a “gets stuff
done and learns in the process” developer, and those are the
kind the industry needs.
George McIntosh, Elevenware
Eliot is extremely passionate about software development, and enjoys
keeping his skills up to date. As the founder of various successful
live projects, as detailed in his profile, he brings to the table
the ability to actually ship code, and has good insight into the
pitfalls and gotchas that surround putting an application live.
I worked with Eliot at BSkyB, and was pleased when I had the
opportunity to recommend him to a subsequent client of mine, Odobo,
where he proved once again to be a real asset.
Matthew Smith, Freelance Developer
Eliot was one of our finest hires in the Net Services group at
Alliance Boots. He was hired on contract to assist in the
development of a number of challenging software projects that
were either in progress or about to begin.
Eliot immediately showed great capacity for understanding new
systems and for writing clear, well tested and high quality code.
Coupled with his personable and friendly approach he was quickly
embraced by the team and became an indispensable member. Eliot
also proved to be a very effective technical lead on a number of