Shaun Mccran

My digital playground

About me

Hello, my name is Shaun McCran here's a bit about me.

My school years were spent overseas, in the middle of the 90's.Com boom, which sparked my interest in IT and software development, that set me on the path to becoming an early 30's web geek. I have a great love of tech, whether it's online or gadgets; I think the way that our lives integrate with IT now is a modern digital revolution.

I was a software developer for over fifteen years, and have used a variety of different languages and methodologies to create online user experiences. I was predominantly a server side developer, but over several years I branched out into the client side arena (JQuery, CSS, AJAX, JSON). This has also lead to some very interesting charity based projects and web Accessibility training.

The natural transition for me from development was into Architecture. The last ten years or so have seen me moving through several Architectural positions, from Telco to FSi. I'm now the EMEA partner Architect for 'Customer Journey Management' (Marketing applications, to be plain) at Adobe. On that note, this is me disclosing that I work at Adobe and the thoughts represented on this blog are my own and do not represent the thoughts of the company.

Flex developer ColdFusion developer .Net developer FuseBox Application framework Subversion - Version control JQuery W3C - WCAG standards

For a more CV like run down of my experience you can view my profile on LinkedIn

Pastimes are a mix of the usual, and the not so usual. I enjoy gaming, I'm a big fan of the Xbox. I'm heavily into personal fitenss, and the science of food and how it works in the fitness arena.

I'm an apprentice photographer, and digital media developer, which aligned nicely with a role as Head of Digital for an agency a few years back..

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GlenMorangie - One of my favourite Whiskies
I enjoy fine whiskeys, which sounds a bit middle aged, but when you consider that I'm fiercely Scottish it makes sense.

I've bought and read Comic books for years and am putting some serious hours into a community based comic project, the