Dept UK (Building Blocks) / Building Blocks

I was brought in to Dept for a contract role after having previously worked with them (as Building Blocks) in a permanent position.

My job here was to take over and help lead a project that had been in progress for some time, and to refactor and help finish the work. Collaborating with, and visiting a team of front-end developers in Amsterdam and back-end developers in Manchester, we got the project back on track and are improving the quality of the product.

The product is a booking engine for one of Dept’s long standing clients.

The front-end is built using React, Redux, and Sagas, and talks to with multiple external APIs to provide booking data and content from a Tridion CMS instance. It is scheduled to be A/B tested over Christmas 2018 and fully launched in early 2019.