👋 Hey there, I'm James, but you may know me better as @jbrooksuk. I live in Staffordshire (that's in the United Kingdom) a beautiful part of the country.
I'm a Software Developer at Laravel, where I work on Forge and Envoyer. Previously I worked as Software Development Manager at Blue Bay Travel.
When I'm not writing code, you'll find me spending time with my wife, daughter and dog. We're fortunate to live where we do, so we're able to take lots of countryside walks.
I'm also the host of Happy Dev, a podcast I host where we talk about mental health in the industry. Advocating for mental health and suicide awareness are two of my deepest passions.