Ruairidh Codes

About Ruairidh

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 BeatGig

2019 - present

Working as a senior software engineer building a marketplace for A-list musicians. Working with React, Javascript, GraphQL, and more

Moved back to Scotland

2018

First job as as software engineer

2017

Got my first job as a software engineer, working remotely for Primitive Social

Moved to Madrid

2016

Gave a TEDx talk

2016

Gave a speech to 1200+ attendees on Legal Technology. Was seconded to Skyscanner based on this to write software for their legal team

Made RollRun

2015

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 lawyer

2014

I spent the next two years learning the ropes of being a lawyer

Created Hooked.io

2014

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 school

2009

Started TeenxPats

2004

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