James Heggs

Tech Coach / Cloud and data development and dad to Eoghan

Originally graduating with a BSc in Software Engineering, James has spent over 11 years working in the north west’s tech sector in a range of roles from software engineer to head of development, as well as being a DevOps consultant for both public and private sector businesses.

James is one of the tech coaches at Tech Returners, bringing his skills of cloud infrastructure, development processes and data manipulation. He has scaled software delivery from tens of transactions a minute, to thousands of transactions a second and is here to give our Returners the technical skills they will require in the tech world to develop applications which are both resilient and scalable.

A self-professed data lover, James’ knowledge and hands-on career experience, as well as being a respected speaker and event organiser within the tech community, has given him an enviable ability to explain even the most technical concepts in a clear, accessible way for learners.

James said: “For me, Tech Returners is about being the best version of yourself that you can be. A lot of businesses lose out on a huge array of talented people as individuals leave the workplace for varied reasons which include, among others, lack of access to flexible working and childcare. With Tech Returners, we are aiming to bring that talent back into the workforce, empowering people with the skills they need to find new employment or start their own businesses, helping to make a more profitable economy in the north west.”