In the summer of 2017, I joined the GOV.UK Performance team responsible for the Performance Platform: the centralized publisher of metrics for all UK government services. With much of the team focused on designing a new service, the Performance Platform itself (which serves thousands of people a day) was in need of attention.
- I updated the node engine by several major versions
- I refactored hundreds of unit tests
- I patched all the legitimate vulnerabilities
- I wrote for future developers the docs I wish I had had
As the lead frontend developer on the Performance team, I worked alongside some great people, I overcame some fairly unique challenges, and — ultimately — I replatformed one of the Government Digital Service’s flagship products.