My journey into software engineering.

Nick Maddren at Asheville with a colleague


I grew up in the town of Hartlepool in the North East of England. It was during my childhood, through gaming, that I first ventured into the world of technology. I became engrossed in modding video games; this gateway experience led me to a deeper exploration of botnets and other hacking topics. I spent countless hours on hackforums.net, engaging with other enthusiasts.

In my late teens, I took up interactive media studies at Middlesbrough College, mastering website building and exploring various media forms. With the job landscape being challenging, I temporarily joined my family's used car sales venture. They prospered in that field, but my heart wasn't in it. My real passion lay in creation and innovation, leading me to dedicate countless evening hours to web development. Fate had its way when I once dropped off a customer who turned out to be the founder of an eCommerce agency. He shed light on potential tech career paths. Inspired, I later applied, landed an interview, and thus began my journey into the tech world.

In 2023, I stand as a Senior Software Engineer at Logikcull, a front-runner in the legal tech industry. Looking back, I've traversed diverse sectors such as AdTech, Automotive, Legal, and eCommerce. Along the journey, I've had the privilege of collaborating with many gifted colleagues and even took an entrepreneurial leap with Dealership.co.uk. Throughout, my core passion has been in crafting powerfully simple user interfaces for applications.


Over the past nine years in the tech industry, I've worked on both front-end and back-end projects, leaning more towards front-end development. My focus is on crafting interfaces that provide optimal user experiences. Below are the technologies and tools I'm skilled in.

  • Languages: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js
  • Front-End Frameworks & Libraries:
    • React.js: Redux, React Query, Gatsby, Next.js, MUI, React Testing Library, Storybook
    • Vue.js: Vuex, Test Utils
    • Styling: CSS, Sass, Styled Components
  • Back-End Frameworks: Laravel, Ruby on Rails
  • Databases: SQL
  • Testing: Jest, Cypress, Playwright
  • Version Control: Git
  • Cloud Services: AWS (Amplify, S3, Lambda)


In a rather random twist of events, I found myself in the movie 'The Liability' on Netflix, sharing the set with talented actors like Tim Roth, Talulah Riley, and Jack O'Connell. It was a truly amazing experience. Additionally, I've popped up in TV adverts for UK holiday destinations and various products.

The Liability movie poster