Our tech wizards who work day in, day out with our charity partners, developing beautiful digital products that solve the problems that actually matter. At Reason, we have no technology bias which gives us the freedom and objectivity to always choose the right tool for your needs.
Mark: Technical Director
Mark is our technical director with a background in large scale solution and app development. He has over a decade of experience in delivering technology solutions to industries ranging from music to fashion to corporate data. Mark has led teams to produce apps and websites downloaded in over 80 countries using cutting edge ethical tech.
David is Reason Digital’s senior mobile developer for Android and iOS. Having been a developer for over 12 years, 6 of which in mobile development, he has worked on many native apps during his career, from puzzle games, audio recording & streaming to charity donation and health. In his spare time, David loves cooking and mixing cocktails.
Based in sunny Bristol Tom has over 9 years experience in web developing since graduating from Plymouth University. Tom is responsible for building some of our beautiful Drupal websites. He’s collaborated with amazing charities such as Terrence Higgins Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society. Not only that – Tom happens to be one of 296 Drupal 8 Grandmasters in the world!
Austin: Front-end Developer
Mark: Front-end Developer
Mark is a member of our Front End Development team. Mark has worked with Reason Digital since 2013 and has over 10 years digital agency experience. Before that Mark attained a bachelor’s degree with honours in Web and Multimedia at the University of Central Lancashire. Mark has worked with clients such as Alzheimer’s Research UK and the University of Manchester and believes in creating websites that are usable on any device and accessible to everybody.
Ryan: Front-end Developer
Arfaan: Head of QA
Arfaan holds a BSc in Computer Science (2012-2015) from Salford University which included programming (Java, PHP, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS), UML, and use of agile methodologies (extreme programming, SCRUM etc).
He followed that with a MSc in Digital Marketing (2016-2017). He’s been our QA Tester since May 2015, responsible for quality assurance of web and app development in an agile environment. Arfaan has worked on projects for Virgin Care, BBC Children in Need, The Media Trust, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust.
Mary: QA Tester
Mary is a Junior QA Tester at Reason Digital. She is a certified ISTQB Manual Software tester with strong analytical skills. She is passionate about her work, and strives to raise and maintain the quality and impact of our partners’ websites. Mary takes pride in ensuring that all products we make at Reason satisfy end-user needs.
Jamie: QA Tester
With a curiosity to the how and whys of technological issues and problems, Jamie took this curiosity and earned a BA (Hons) in Video Games Design.
Having now expanded out of the video gaming world, over the past 3 years he has taken his QA experience into websites, software and mobile applications.
Jamie has worked on projects for The Scouts Association, Diabetes UK, Royal Air Forces Association, and is a key driver in ensuring our project QA methodology follows through into our Support service.
Tips and tricks from the tech team
Simple steps to charity website security
Your charity website security and safety may not be the sexiest of reads... until now. Just kidding, BUT keeping your site and your users' information safe and secure is of paramount importance. Let's break down what your charity can actually do to keep on top of website security...
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What Drupal 7 end of life means for your charity website
Drupal 7 will soon reach end of life. You must update your website now. If you fail to do this there’ll be no new security updates, hackers will take over your website, the pictures of your cat will be held to ransom for 8 bitcoins, which - just to top it off - you won’t be able to buy because they've nicked your credit card.
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Can AWS Wavelength help charities with AR and VR?
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) might be exciting for gamers, but charities should also be feeling the buzz.
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