About me
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I'm a creative coder from London. I've always found it hard to pick one thing to be interested in: I love drawing, painting, playing, composing and producing music, tinkering with technology, reading about the sciences, learning languages and going to the pub.

I did the International Baccalaureate at school because I'm a dyed-in-the-wool generalist, interested in finding the links between everything. After that, off to SOAS to study Chinese; discovering I didn't like the course so much, I then left and went to Durham to do Classics and Philosophy. Following that, a bit of a left turn in to a Sonic Arts masters at Goldsmiths, then rounding another bend to do a coding bootcamp at Makers Academy in Shoreditch.

Leaving Makers Academy, I was desperate to move to Berlin. Upon receiving a job offer in London, however, I immediately downed tools in the Berlin job search to start working for a London-based data science consultancy, with little knowledge of what data science was. The following year I was privileged to open our new Berlin office.

Personal details

Email: ekavanaghbrown@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorkb/


Makers Academy / Dec 2016 - Mar 2017 / Web development bootcamp 

Goldsmiths, University of London / Sep 2014 - Sep 16 / MA (Merit), Sonic Arts

University of Durham / Oct 2011 - Jun 2014 / BA Hons, Combined Arts (Classics and Philosophy)

SOAS, University of London / Sep 2010 - Apr 2011 / First year, BA Chinese

North London Collegiate School / Sep 2003 - Jun 2010 / International Baccalaureate, 42 points; majors in English, Latin, Philosophy; minors in Maths, Chemistry, German / Academic scholarship


Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in a small and agile team which takes on a wide variety of challenges. Skilled in Python, React, data manipulation and visualisation, user experience design and prototyping, with particular experience in the data science field. Strong engineering professional combining creativity and independence of thought with a keen eye for detail, thanks to a multidisciplinary background which includes a Master's degree in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Bachelor's in Classics and Philosophy from the University of Durham. 

Career history

Snyk, March 2020 - Present: Software Engineer

Pivigo, 2017 - Jan 2020: Software developer

  • Python, React, TDD, Agile, Scrum, GitHub


Highlighted projects:

  • Develop new digital product for data science professionals

Prototyping (Sketch, proto.io, Figma) | UX design | Python | React | HTML5 | CSS3

  • Refresh core pages of company website - quick turnaround, working in a distributed team inc.

product manager and graphic designer

HTML5 | CSS3 | responsive design

  • Internal monitoring project - collect, process and display up-to-date KPI data from multiple

sources on a dashboard

Python | shell scripting | HTML | data manipulation (pandas, numpy) | data visualisation (matplotlib, chart.js) | Google BigQuery

  • Build new features on company site’s user platform:

Python | React | react-router | Flow | Redux | testing packages (Enzyme, Jest, Cypress, Nose) | data manipulation (pandas, numpy) | data visualisation (matplotlib, chart.js) | MySQL | Google BigQuery

Makers Academy, (Jan 3, 2017 - Mar 17, 2017): Student developer

  • Independent, fast learner and problem-solver

  • Debugging and refactoring


  • Software Craftsmanship

  • Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Node.js, Angular.js

  • Rspec, Jasmine, Mocha

  • GitHub, Agile


Impakter Magazine (Apr '15 - present): Contributor and Interviewer, Music and Technology

  • Research, Academic and Creative Writing


Capital Cooking (Oct '14 to Jul '15): Marketing, Wordpress and Social Media Manager

  • Research, Academic and Creative Writing

  • Digital Marketing


CleanupUK (Jun-Sep 2011): Fundraising Researcher

  • Research and analysis


Hobbies, skills and personal interests

Music - I study composition in my spare time, and play piano, flute and bass. I’ve made several creative projects using technologies including Arduino, Pure Data, OpenOSC, Adobe Creative Suite and MIDI. I’m particularly interested in the intersection of science and art, a good philosophical debate, comedy, travelling and languages - I speak moderate French and German, and study Finnish. I’m also fond of reading about arcane topics on Wikipedia, and patronising arcane pubs in London.


References available on request.