Our Team

Barry Haynes

Software Engineer

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Barry's career in software engineering spans approximately 14 years. Whilst working at the BBC Barry was involved with the re-launches of the News and Sport sites in 2008, the major overhaul of the News site in 2010 and advised on the Sport refresh in time for the Olympics.

Barry's work at the BBC mainly focussed on the client side, ensuring that in line with the BBC’s strict guidelines, that the sites met strict accessibility requirements, in order to be accessible by all and are structured with semantics and SEO at the core. He takes a very keen interest in interaction design and ensure that all the software produced is written to be an enabler for the user, making sure that workflow is kept to a minimum and that visual language is clear and consistent.

Barry has built many of the dynamic components you’ll find on the BBC News and Sport web sites using object-orientated JavaScript – from the interactive slideshows and personalisation through to the live scores on the sports pages. He wrote the revamped Live Event pages, which have really pushed the best of the BBC content during such events as the Arab Spring, Royal Wedding and all major events since.

Specialties

  • .Net development in C# and VB.Net
  • SQL 2000, SQL 2005 and DTS
  • HTML, CSS, DHTML and JavaScript
  • XML
  • Adobe Photoshop, Flash and Flex
  • Cubase