Rob West

Hello, I am an experienced senior tech leader and web developer based in Oxford, UK. I studied philosophy to postgraduate level at the University of Oxford (specialising in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science) and intended to be an academic philosopher until the lure of web technology proved too hard to resist. I am a competitive cyclist riding for AeroCoach in time trials and on the track. I am Masters European Champion in the individual pursuit and points race, and UCI World Masters Silver medallist in the individual pursuit. I am the current British Masters 40-44 age group record holder for the individual pursuit. Hoping to wear 🌈 someday.

Why email is killing your productivity and how to fix it

Most businesses would be more productive if they did not use email for internal communication. I don't mean "used email less", I mean a total cessation. Why is email so bad? How can you work effectively without it in the "new normal" of remote working?

Using Fragments For Components With Gatsby And Kontent

The use of GraphQL in Gatsby brings many advantages, but it can lead to duplication of query fields across pages and templates. This is a quick guide on a pattern for using fragments inside your React components to avoid duplication.

Contact Details

Phone: + 44 (0) 7818 646286
E-mail: rob at robwest.info

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