Hi, I’m Ruairidh. I’m a former lawyer who became a software engineer working remotely.
I’ve been working on side-projects since I was 14. Check out my timeline below if you’re interested. I made this blog as a way to document my own learning, understand concepts better, and hopefully help people who are interested in similar things 🙌.
Joined BeatGig2019 - present
Moved back to Scotland2018
First job as as software engineer2017
Got my first job as a software engineer, working remotely for Primitive Social
Moved to Madrid2016
Gave a TEDx talk2016
Gave a speech to 1200+ attendees on Legal Technology. Was seconded to Skyscanner based on this to write software for their legal team
Saw the potential for automation in the legal field. Created a project which handled one of my routine tasks. Sold a licence to my firm and turned the project into a SaaS company
Started working as a trainee lawyer2014
I spent the next two years learning the ropes of being a lawyer
Created Hooked with a friend. Reached the top of Product Hunt and Hacker News. Received a (very premature!) acquisition offer on launch day
Started law school2009
Started first side-project aged 14. TeenxPats was created when I moved to France and realised that there were no resources helping young people who had moved abroad. The site grew rapidly and gained around 4000 members