About Me

I’m Rowan Manning, a Principal Engineer at the Financial Times, where I oversee several of the teams responsible for delivering FT.com. Before this, I led the Origami team who produce the FT’s component system.

Before the FT I worked at Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) as a front end engineer, and various small companies before Nature.

I mostly write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (client-side and Node.js) and people have been paying me to do this for ~12 years. I think websites should be progressively enhanced and accessible to everyone.

I maintained Pa11y, an accessibility testing tool, and other free software projects until I got super burned out by open source. Now I use my spare time to play D&D (I love the world-building) or Minecraft (I love the world-building).

I have a cat named Tootsie, we’re very proud.