Paul McBride

Senior JavaScript Developer

Hey, I'm Paul McBride. I make things with code and help others do the same!

Paul McBride


I'm a software developer, instructor, and tech nerd currently living in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I bootstrapped WeCode NI, a job board for developers in Northern Ireland, I'm an egghead instructor, and currently I work at Niice.

This is my personal website where I will share what I'm working on, what I'm learning, and my thoughts and feelings on software and life. I'll be treating this site as my "digtal garden". That means as articles become old and out of date, they'll either be pruned or updated. All content on this site should be up-to-date and hopefully useful.

If you want to check out some of my work, my code is on Github, I stream on Twitch and I share my thoughts on Twitter.

You can get in touch by shooting me an email at 📬

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