Barry McGee

Barry McGee

I'm a Software Engineer based in Belfast, N. Ireland. This is my infrequent blog on technology, politics & life generally.

New Gatsby plugin: Scroll Indicator

At the start of this year, I rebuilt this blog using Gatsby . One of the stand-out features which set Gatsby apart from the rest as a…

Formatting your code with Prettier

For many years, I've spent a considerable amount of time squinting at my code editor and trying to decide if the curly brackets at the top…

Making remote work, work.

I have been working remotely from home full-time for the past two years, and I love it. Previous to this, I had always worked in an office…

New year, new blog... again.

I was reasonably successful at my new year resolutions in 2018 so, I'm giving new year resolutions another bash in 2019. First up, I want to…

React Finland 2018

I was attracted to the conference by the single track format and the diverse range of talks scheduled, from the technical aspects of…

Hack The Hub 2018

It was held in the cavernous S13 space, a former B&Q warehouse on the Boucher Road. While this meant we had acres of spaces to roam freely…

Taming your inbox

Aggressively unsubscribe Almost every service you sign up to will ask for your email address to uniquely identify you as you. This also…

Thoughts on Brexit

However, as the date of the EU referendum draws ever closer, I’m finding myself increasingly frustrated with the narrative of public debate…

Re: The Elephant In the Room

Sarah Parameter recently penned a blog post asking if work was drying up for freelancers working in the web industry. It sparked quite a…

Embracing the IndieWeb

I recently attended January's Front End London meetup and listened to Calum Ryan gave a great presentation about the IndieWeb movement…