My name is James Dunkerley. I am a husband, father of 2, and work as a Lead Devolper with Scott Logic. Prior to this I spent 14 years as a developer and analyst within two hedge fund management companies in London. This blog is centred around my own personal projects. I’m pretty new to blogging, and am still finding my feet on it.
I have spent most of my developer life working in C#. I have built various real-time WinForms trading and risk applications for the buy side. The various Asp.Net frameworks changed the way I worked, moving the tools I built towards HTML5 front ends with WebAPI and SignalR back ends.
I seem to know an unhealthy amount of tricks and short cuts to force Excel to do what I need. With a little work to interface it with .Net, I’ve used it as a great tool for prototyping and getting things out to users.
Since being introduced to Tableau in middle of 2014 and then Alteryx (by the awesome team at the Information Labs), the way I think about data and analysis has changed. I used them to great effect towards the end of my time at a hedge fund. While not being used by me in my day to day role any more, I spend far too many content hours extending Alteryx (see my AddIns and Formula Tools) and playing Tableau Public.
I also run Christ Church Orpington’s website, and while I don’t get as much time as I’d like to update and maintain it (two young children wiped that out).
As normal, the posts and content on this blog are my own views and options, and not those of my employer.