I specialise in data management software for small charities and social impact organisations, helping them to protect sensitive data, monitor outcomes and manage their impact. I can tailor my approach to suit your needs and budget, using agile project management and creative software architecture to keep you in full control of your costs throughout, even while embracing the inevitable changes in scope and design that occur during software development.
I am currently working on a new casework and impact management platform to make data management, analysis and reporting easier for social sector organisations. I want to make this a toolkit that helps as many organisations as possible, so if you deal with any of the above then please get in touch and tell me what would make this useful for you. I'd love to know what sort of data you store, what analysis you perform or wish you could, and how you report to funders.
I have worked as a software developer for ten years, the first six as an employee of several software-as-a-service businesses. I have since set up my own business and delivered projects for several freelance clients.
As an example of my work, I designed and delivered a client database for the Ways to Wellbeing social prescribing service, which is run out of York CVS. This database enabled the service to efficiently manage its casework while expanding from one to several practitioners and taking on many more clients.
In 2019-20, I spent 15 months under contract with Defra, helping them set up a software delivery platform for the Future Farming and Countryside programme. This platform took advantage of the latest innovations in software engineering and deployment tools to provide incredible scalability and reliability.
I am now focused on my own product with which I aim to help small charities and other social sector organisations improve their social impact.
I am a strong advocate for agile project management, breaking down projects into manageable chunks and delivering value incrementally so that end-users can see the product taking shape and give feedback throughout the process. This ensures that every bit of software I develop not only matches an up-front specification but actually reflects the client's real needs at the point of delivery.