👋 Hello, I'm George Buckingham, a software engineer based in Bournemouth, UK 🏖️.

As the head of development at Yammayap, I manage a team of developers that create bespoke software solutions built on Laravel that help businesses to grow. I have a passion for developing great software and helping others to do the same.

👨‍💻 Professional journey

After leaving university with a first-class degree in Web Development, I started my career building custom content managed websites on WordPress, but quickly transitioned into developing web applications. I now have a wealth of expertise in architecting and building robust PHP / Laravel software solutions that solve workflow problems for businesses, helping them to grow. Today I find myself as the head of development at Yammayap - overseeing the entire lifecycle of our development projects and managing the team of developers.

🔨 Tech stack

I've been developing Laravel applications for over 8 years and have been working professionally with PHP for 15 years. That experience has given me have a deep knowledge and understanding of the Laravel ecosystem and common PHP tooling. Along the way I've worked with many related technologies including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Meilisearch, Redis, NGINX, Ubuntu, GIT and GitHub Actions. Whilst predominately a back-end developer, I do tinker with front-end development too, particularly with TailwindCSS and Alpine.js. I'm also confident working with many of the core AWS services including VPC, IAM, EC2, RDS, S3 and CloudFront.

⛳ Beyond the code

When not immersed in a screen of code, you'll find me on a golf course trying to lower my handicap. I love to travel at every opportunity - exploring new places, experiencing different cultures and tasting the local cuisine. I also enjoy hiking in the great outdoors and watching Formula 1.

✉️ Let's chat

I am always eager to connect with like-minded people, share experiences, and explore potential collaborations. Whether you're seeking an expert in PHP/Laravel development, looking for new job opportunities, or just want to discuss the latest in the industry, let's chat.