who are the humans behind humans of code?

Our team is made up of three like-minded individuals who love nothing better than to enjoy a few cold beers and talk tech! We have a shared vision to make Humans of Code a really great organisation that IT professionals can come together, collaborate and learn from each other.

Debi Skea

Software Developer, Co-Founder

My name is Debi Skea, and I am a recovering career changer. After 19 thankless years working in retail management, in 2018 I retrained as a Software Developer.

Looking back, this was without a doubt, the best (and most terrifying!) thing Iʼve ever done as it has completely changed my life for the better. However the transition from knowing my job inside out, to the uncertainty of retraining and not knowing if Iʼd be able to find employment afterwards was a massive struggle both mentally and emotionally.

Ben Ross

Full-Stack Developer, Co-Founder

I am Ben Ross, a full-stack developer with a focus on financial modelling. After working as a trainee actuarial consultant for two years, I decided to focus my energy on my passion for tech by making a move into software development. Changing careers is never easy, and the fast moving world of software is demanding, requiring that one constantly keeps up to date with the latest technologies. I was lucky enough to benefit from terrific mentors during my career change, and this motivated me to help others establish a supportive network of peers.

I believe the tech industry should be as inclusive and accessible as possible so that tech enthusiasts from all walks of life can share in the creativity and energy for which our industry is so well known.

Tony Baker

IT Recruitment Manager, Co-Founder

My name is Tony Baker and I am an IT Recruitment Manager, freelance web designer, passionate technologist and dad. Also quite a hairy chap and a hugger. After qualifying as a .NET Developer over 20 years ago in Northern Ireland, I worked in an operational management capacity before moving into the world of IT recruitment in 2010 and along that journey rekindled my love for development and created a business, Ava Design in 2017.

I am an advocate of diversity and inclusion within the workplace and genuinely want to help and support anyone who is keen to develop their career within the IT sector. I provide sound career advice, workplace guidance, business preparation and support for individuals to build successful futures within the IT industry.