Jamie and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. They are not very good at writing third party bios and are a bit shy. If asked they would tell you about their work. Almost 10 years at the BBC working on everything from iPlayer Radio to children’s gaming. Jamie’s current job title is ‘senior research engineer’ within the digital accessibility team. Jamie’s research focus is VR accessibility looking at presence, interaction, narrative and facilitation. Lion’s BBC career has mostly been in antelope management. Outside of work Jamie has way too many side projects. He likes to make things and has a kit car and a number of custom built mountain bikes to his name. At the weekend he works on crime fighting software which currently monitors around $2bn of payments a week for fraud and money laundering. Jamie has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years and has presented at nearly 100 events both big and small. He’s also contributed to books, magazines and co-presented a podcast series for the BBC.
Talks I've Given
Designing Software Autistically
Featuring Mike Southgate and Jamie Knight
Constraints are great. Whether it be time, money, skills or finding a market constraints define boundaries and edges. Mastering the interplay between constraints and value is at the heart of agile working. In constraint comes opportunity and challenge.neurodiversity containerless serverless collaboration autism performance accessibility webdeveloper diversity
Making the BBC Fast - Jamie Knight
Featuring Jamie Knight
The talk will cover some of the engineering techniques used to keep the BBC fast and responsive to users. It will provide technical, cultural and process insight into how performance is maintained at high scale.#performance #frontend #architecture