Dan Neame, Developer in Brighton, United Kingdom
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Dan Neame

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
February 11, 2020

Dan is an experienced professional JavaScript engineer and team lead whose work has been showcased on the Discovery Channel, Google Experiments, and Gizmodo. While in full-time employment, Dan often spoke directly to clients from Bank of America, Samsung, and Unilever in order to identify product improvements. Dan has since gone freelance to seek new challenges and exciting projects.


PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Backbone.js, React, D3.js, WebGL, Vue, Express.js, Node.js...
British Museum Company
Flash ActionScript, CSS, HTML5




Preferred Environment

Slack, Vim Text Editor, Atom, Windows, OS X, Linux

The most amazing...

...personal project I've worked on was a visualization called AudioLandscape that was featured on the Discovery Channel, Gizmodo, Kottke, and Google Experiments.

Work Experience

Engineering Team Lead

2011 - 2017
  • Designed the architecture of the Vizia (Brandwatch.com/vizia) social monitoring and visualization ecosystem with an emphasis on microservices and redundancy, which allowed us to scale efficiently both horizontally and vertically.
  • Engineered many of the Vizia services, covering technologies from the database through to the front end, for example, Node.js, Nginx, WebGL (Three.js), D3, React, and Backbone.js.
  • Liaised directly with our largest clients (Bank of America, Unilever, and Samsung) in order to identify and resolve issues, as well as design new product features.
Technologies: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Backbone.js, React, D3.js, WebGL, Vue, Express.js, Node.js, JavaScript

Web Designer | Engineer

2009 - 2010
British Museum Company
  • Designed and implemented the online store for the museum, which at the time was a completely fresh build. It involved IA, wireframing, high-resolution designs as well as implementation using XHTML, CSS, and the Venda platform.
  • Developed the UI for touch screen kiosks for ordering prints, located in the physical stores in the museum.
  • Implemented a custom onboarding process for new customers via their online store.
Technologies: Flash ActionScript, CSS, HTML5


CoinCover is a web application that provides insurance for cryptocurrency wallets. During my contracted time at the company, I developed both the front end written in Vue.js 2 and Vuex, as well as the back end written in Go. The project involved integrating/meshing multiple cryptocurrency APIs as well as handling client payment and subscriptions.


A personal project, AudioLandscape visualizes an MP3 by converting the waveform into a 3D landscape in real time, which the viewer then flies over. Multiple aspects of the visualization are controlled by the amplitude of the waveform at various positions—for example the ground level, amount of fog, and brightness of the sun. This project is listed on Google Experiments and was built using Three.js
2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Exeter - Exeter, Devon, UK


Node.js, Backbone.js, Vue 2, Vuex, Three.js, Vue, WebGL, React, D3.js


Atom, Vim Text Editor, Slack


Express.js, Vuetify


Functional Programming, Functional Reactive Programming, Agile Software Development, REST


JavaScript, HTML5, PHP 5, CSS, Flash ActionScript, Go


MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis


Linux, OS X, Windows



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