My name is Tom and I work at AO.com as a front-end developer. We have a reputation for embracing new technology here, which gives us an advantage; we are free to think in new ways. We’re of the belief that it’s well worth investing time to learn about the new libraries and frameworks so we can deliver a better end product for the customer – which for us, is all about their experience.
When we’re not developing projects, we focus on developing our skills. We have workshops, competitive challenges within the team and we’re given the time to look at tutorial sites like Pluralsight.
One of the key projects to come out of our amazing team is the Help Me Choose tool. It can be found on our homepage, and was rolled out across various category pages following its success. The tool was created to help educate the customer with difficult purchases – it’s a great feeling to know we’ve made such a difference. What’s even better, is that our work got recognised and tweeted about by Smashing Magazine!