Nice Words

Over the years, I've worked with some absolutely amazing people. Here is a collection of nice things people have said about my work.

All Day Hey! is one of those rare conferences where the line-up is always top-notch, the attendees are really engaged and finally, it’s expertly organised right down to the smallest detail. I’m so privileged to have had the best experience as a speaker there.

Andy Bell, Creative Director at Set Studio

I worked with Josh for around 18 months, which included re-platforming some of the busiest websites in the UK, and handling a high pressure and very public acquisition. What struck me initially about Josh was how good he is at building relationships and understanding with stakeholders, by bringing a calm, senior presence to any situation. From a technical perspective, his encyclopaedic knowledge enables him to articulate a clear technical strategy, then lead the delivery from the front while getting buy-in from the engineering team. On top of all this, he’s a genuinely humble and likeable character. I very much hope to work with Josh again one day.

Dave Mason, Head of Software Engineering at LADbible Group

I had never been to All Day Hey! or even spoken at a conference when Josh reached out to me earlier in 2022. Getting involved is one of the best things I've ever done. Josh's support and patience throughout the whole process were top-notch. You can tell Josh really cares about what he does and wants to provide the best experience for everyone. Not only did he put on a fantastic event, but it's all the little details too — the curation of talks, venue, and the general energy set this event apart.

Jhey Tompkins, Developer Relations at Google

I’ve worked with Josh in many different capacities, both technical and not. What stands out most to me is his ability to take charge of a situation and provide direction, which is a trait that, unfortunately, a lot of technical minds seem to lack. A natural leader with the ability to convince and compel—precisely what you need in a consultant.

Harry Roberts, Performance Consultant at CSS Wizardry

Josh came into LADbible first and foremost to keep me sane, though he might not have realised that at the time. I knew he could sort the technicals out and, of course, he did that without breaking a sweat. What I really needed after moving from a 25,000 employee corporate to a 180 person new media company was a sounding board to ensure that my reasoning and decision making was sound. We share a vision of culture and environment for technical excellence. I knew that I could trust him to help me build a new team that would work together and create a platform fit for the scale.

Mark Kitching, Head of Technology at LADbible Group

All Day Hey!, even from far away, is a lovely, informative, and exciting event! I genuinely loved all the talks and had a great time working with their team to make a good hybrid experience in an increasingly hybrid world.

Cassidy Williams, Head of Developer Experience at Remote

All Day Hey! Live blew my socks off, a more spirited and engaging day than I thought possible for a digital event. I think every attendee, speaker, and organiser logged off reluctantly, with a buzzing brain and a warmed heart.

Charlotte Dann, Designer, Developer and Maker at Hexatope speaking of All Day Hey! Live

Having worked with Josh on many projects over the years, I could not recommend Josh highly enough. It’s clear he has a huge wealth of knowledge and experience, and he brings that to any challenge thrown at him. He’s a strong individual contributor, an excellent leader. He is very much a crucial part any team he’s a part of. Given the opportunity to work with Josh again, I would do so immediately.

Luke Barratt, Contract Software Engineer at Typeclass

I’m not sure how the All Day Hey! Live team managed to make an online space feel so convivial and welcoming, but they absolutely nailed it! Highly recommend to anyone who wants a day of good vibes and a brain buzzing with new knowledge.

Cassie Evans, Lead bestower of animation superpowers at GreenSock speaking of All Day Hey! Live

I started working with Josh over 5 years ago. Since then he’s helped us grow an embryonic idea into a platform supporting 250,000 users with a global reach. Josh never hogs the limelight, but rather creates the right environment and brings in the right people for projects to flourish. We’ve worked with some of the brightest and best minds in the business because of the introductions Josh has made and this is all testament to his commitment to the industry and individuals. This is also shown through his work to develop Hey! and support upcoming talent. Our team is better equipped and more knowledgable because of the investment Josh has made and the opportunities he has opened up for us. He also brings expert technical knowledge and an open mind to explore new ways to solve complex problems.

Chris Witham, Digital Development Lead at NHS Leadership Academy

I’ve spoken at several conferences in the past few years, and this is one of the most well organised, well-communicated ones I’ve participated in. From the very first intro email all the way through to the end, everything was super clear, and clearly, all aspects had been thought about.

Eli Schutze, Web Engineer at Monzo speaking of All Day Hey! Live

All Day Hey! Live is a very friendly, intimate and lovely community event with people who genuinely care about their craft. Highly recommended!

Vitaly Friedman, Founder of Smashing Magazine speaking of All Day Hey! Live

In 2020 the team rose to the challenge of taking All Day Hey! online while somehow keeping that balance of being both firmly rooted in the community and also fielding world-class talks and speakers. They translated the experience brilliantly. With a thoughtful and thorough online implementation which somehow made everyone feel more connected than ever before. All Day Hey! makes speakers and attendees feel special and cared for. And it remains one of my favourite events as a result.

Phil Hawksworth, Developer Experience at Netlify speaking of All Day Hey! Live

I’ve had the privilege of working with Josh for many years. His approach and skillset have not only helped me become a better developer but a better person overall. If you’re looking to make your workplace more collaborative, engaging and highly-efficient, Josh is the person to help you start your journey.

Joe Bell, Contract Software Engineer for Himself

Josh was part of my team for 18 months, in which time he repeatedly delivered incredible value. From exceptional technical skills to outstanding contributions to cultural change across many teams of developers, and excellent skills coaching other developers and helping them on a journey to a more collaborative way of working. Josh is a reliable and exceptional member of any team - he repeatedly made my life easier. I learned a lot from him along the way. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second given a chance to work with him again.

Josh Lynas, Agile Coach at AND Digital

All Day Hey! Live was a breath of fresh air! As a speaker, I couldn’t ask for a more engaged and supportive audience. As an attendee, I’m blown away by the quality of each and every talk. All Day Hey! Live is always a no-brainer to be a part of!

Ire Aderinokun, Cofounder, COO, and VP Engineering at Buycoins speaking of All Day Hey! Live

Every time I work with Josh, I learn something new. He’s passionate about what he does and that comes across in his keen attention to detail. He’s also a solid part of my network someone to turn to for advice, help and support.

Hannah Hosanee, Marketing Consultant at Consume Comms

I really loved the care and attention put towards making sure we could give our best, offering us good microphones was a great help. I especially loved the pre-recorded format so I could interact with the attendees on Slack during my session, I answered a ton of questions and gave commentary during my session, I felt engaged with the audience.

Asim Hussain, Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft speaking of All Day Hey! Live

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