Hi 👋 #
My name is James Millner, and I’m currently living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK but have always lived in Yorkshire (insert yorkshire chant).
I’m a motivated Software Developer and enjoy tinkering within the Software Engineering space as often as I can. I love cycling, after taking up the sport in 2018 it’s thoroughly taken over my spare time. It’s also given me a huge appreciation for West Yorkshire, although it is very hilly! ⛰️ Since 2018 I’ve clocked over 10,000KM in distance, and counting!
Finally, I also suffer from a serious contagious love for Dad Jokes and Puns. If I can slip them into a morning stand-up - I will.
I have an async joke.
I promise it will be good.
Fun Facts #
- Unfortunately not the legendary Liverpudlian footballer James Milner
- I was a Scout for around 6 years and was lucky enough to attend the 22nd World Scout Jamboree 🇸🇪 🌍
- As a result I own the same coat as the King of Sweden!
- Although he might not have kept it for as long as I have
- Co-Founder of Leeds Kotlin User Group 🦉
- Co-Founder of DartsNow, an Online Darts Platform 🎯
Favorite Topics #
Currently, I am very interested in Kotlin, Spring Boot, Kafka and Software Engineering in general.
I’m also very keen in the world of DevOps and Containerization. Fascinated by SoC computing and successfully operated a K3s.io raspberry pi cluster, with monitoring support via Prometheus Operator - By Carlos Eduardo - Highly recommend checking out this repo if you intend to do the same.
Rather than duplicate my experience on here, my full professional experience can be found over on LinkedIn
A lot of my experience is predominantly around the backend JVM space, in Java & Kotlin. Below though is a list of tools and technologies that I have experience with:
Programming / Scripting Languages #
Spring Boot • Micronaut
Operating Systems #
MacOS • Ubuntu • Debian • Windows, especially WSL
Cloud Computing and Automation #
AWS • GCloud • Digital Ocean • Terraform • Cloudformation • AWS CDK • Chef • Ansible
Event Driven Tools #
Kafka • RabbitMQ • ActiveMQ • SQS • SNS
Monitoring and Observability #
Prometheus • Grafana
Database Technologies #
MySQL • Postgres • MongoDB • Cassandra
Other Tools #
Kubernetes • Docker • Git • Makefiles • Intellij IDEA • VSCode • Atom