Introducing Sammy

Hi! I’m Sammy, the new Product Manager here at dxw.

I spent my early working years in various marketing roles before I found my home as a Product Manager. I’m passionate about developing and managing user-focussed products, ones that fulfil a well-researched and understood user need. dxw has some fantastic products, like GovSite, a simple WordPress website out-of-the-box. It’s an exciting example of a user-focussed product, having been designed specifically to meet the user needs of public sector organisations’ informational websites. I’m very much looking forward to shaping its further development to make sure it reaches its full potential.

I found myself at a bit of crossroads with my career late last year. I was learning how to code as a hobby and came across agile methodologies. It opened up a whole new approach to product development for me and removed a lot of the frustrations I had with more traditional approaches. It became my aim to find a role with a company that fully embraces this approach and I’m glad to have found that at dxw. It was clear from the start that this is a business that not only embraces agile, but is also filled with people who are passionate about what they do and the difference they can make. It is a company I’m glad to be a part of and I am very much excited about what the future holds!

In my spare time you’ll find me tinkering away with my own projects as I strive to further develop my understanding of software development. I’m also attempting to give back to those that helped get me on my current path; I’ve recently been invited to be a coach at the upcoming Django Girls UK event at PyCon UK, which is where my journey started in September last year — I’m really looking forward to helping people discover the wonderfully frustrating and satisfying world of programming.