Stephen Cook



Who Am I?

I'm Stephen. I gave up a promising Mario Kart career in 2014, to instead focus on software engineering full-time.

I'm reasonably full-stack, but I much prefer to focus on the front-end. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn if you want some more words about projects and stacks.

Where Do I Work?

I currently work at Onfido as a front-end engineer.

Onfido is trying to bring identity verification online, in a way that doesn't suck. It is a great company, if you were looking…


Native-Like Animations with React-Router

React-router makes linking between parts of React applications a breeze.

However, pages suddenly loading can look a bit janky, especially when compared to the swish animations that have become more the norm in native applications.

This talk takes a look at how to achieve native-like transitions on the web, still using react-router, and without making your codebase unreadable.

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Open Source

You can view my GitHub page here.

I do this and that with Open Source, but my main focuses are:

Speed Measure Plugin

Speed Measure Plugin is a webpack plugin I created to help measure your build times.

See how fast (or not) your plugins and loaders are, so you can optimise your builds.