The Digital Garage by Google
May 2015 - September 2015 / Freelance / Front-end Architect & Technical Lead
Front-end project architecture, technical leadership, training/education, Angular.js, Webpack
The Digital Garage is an online educational platform, created by Google, aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses improve their digital skills.
The project was built on top of Google's Course Builder platform, but with a completely custom front-end, able to be translated into any language and customised for any market. So far, the platform has launched in the UK,
Poland, with even more markets set to come online soon.
Joining the project at the start of the development phase, my role was the Front-end Architect and Technical Lead of a team of 6 developers, spread across 2 companies and 3 countries.
Using a component based Angular.js approach, I simultaneously created the project architecture, as well as training and educating the rest of the team who hadn't worked with Angular before.
The project's build system used Webpack, Gulp and NPM scripts. We launched with 94% test coverage, using Karma, Mocha, Chai and Sinon as the test framework.