Jon Atkinson22/11/21

2 min read

A warm welcome to our new team member Joel!

It’s been a busy time here at Giant – we have been fortunate to have gained some wonderful new charity clients over the past year, so finding another member of the team to support our growing workload has been a key priority over the last few months. It is therefore with great pleasure that we welcome Joel Stoddard Turvey to the Giant team in the role of DevOps Engineer.

Joel joins Giant with a degree in Computer Networks and plenty of hard-won expertise from his passion for learning and self-development in the area of DevOps. Having completed his degree in this subject, he continues to expand his knowledge and experience by experimenting and problem-solving with his own Homelab server system in his free time. Joel is also an incredible speed-typer, with his record of 160 words per minute putting him in the top 1% in the world!

Joel Stoddard Turvey portrait

Joel will be responsible for managing and updating the Giant Digital infrastructure, undertaking analysis and implementing improvements to ensure that our client projects are delivered and maintained to our high standards.

The appointment of Joel will enable us to move with more agility, and allow our already busy software engineering team to prioritise the development of additional features, functionality, and innovative solutions for the benefit of our charity clients. Joel will play a central part in the team, supporting all our engineering work going forward.

Joel, who won the Young Innovator Award in the South West Digital Awards 2018, is already bringing plenty of energy and ideas to the role, and we are very pleased to have him in our team.

About the author

Jon Atkinson

CTO at Giant Digital


Jon heads up the development team as Technical Director and founding partner at Giant Digital. With over 20 years as a Python developer, he has the perfect balance of hands-on experience and strategic expertise when it comes to developing innovative and technically sound solutions for charities. He fully understands the importance of user-driven design to create engaging and effective platforms that deliver real impact.

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