Who will ❤️ this newsletter?
Aspiring developers/software engineers who want advice on learning, applying for jobs and breaking into the world of tech.
Developers & software engineers who are looking to progress in their careers.
Tech recruiters - I am super passionate about the hiring process and share my thoughts on how to make the process better and more inclusive for all.
Folk generally interested in mindfulness.
Folk generally interested in productivity - routines, techniques etc etc.
People interested in engineering culture and my opinions on it. I like to challenge the norms and question everything that is traditional software culture.
Those interested in what goes on in my life at Monzo.
James Bedford… who that?
Hey, I am James 👋
I am an Engineering Manager at Monzo Bank. I am super passionate about helping software engineers grow their careers as well as develop as individuals - I get paid to do this, which is pretty fucking cool I guess! My other passions are mindfulness and productivity (I love a morning routine!) and helping people become more organised in their lives.
Five or so years ago, I set sail on this crazy journey to turn my life around. I was a construction worker, riddled with debt, generally pretty unhappy with the cards I had been dealt. I stumbled into the world of tech and it turned out I was pretty good at it.
My life ambition is to help as many people turn their lives around the same way I did. I intend to achieve this by creating content to teach people what I learnt during this mad time of my life and continue to learn to this day. Being able to talk openly about the challenges I face each day at work, my own personal growth as well as sharing my knowledge with the world is incredible.
I look forward to having you on board, friends ✌️