My name is Alessandro Giordo.
I’m Italian, 33, and started working in London 6 years ago.
I started as a self-learner coming from a Languages background and Degree but always was a geek, tinkering with computers from a very young age.
I started learning from FreeCodeCamp and CodeCademy, then switched to Udemy and other courses like Coursera.

I didn’t know I wanted to do JavaScript and Frontend when I started, but now I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

When I was contacted by Vodafone UK, I was working as the main Developer in a creative agency. The work there…


My name is Alessandro Giordo.
I’m Italian, 33, and started working in London 6 years ago.
I started as a self-learner coming from a Languages background and Degree but always was a geek, tinkering with computers from a very young age.
I started learning from FreeCodeCamp and CodeCademy, then switched to Udemy and other courses like Coursera.

I didn’t know I wanted to do JavaScript and Frontend when I started, but now I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

When I was contacted by Vodafone UK, I was working as the main Developer in a creative agency. The work there…


Update:
You can now use my boilerplate from the public repo:
https://github.com/bovas85/nuxt-headless
(please start it if you appreciate it, feel free to contribute).

Often times we find ourselves in the position where our clients want a Content Management System (CMS onwards) that will allow them to edit their pages without having to know HTML code to do so.

It’s then usually a choice between a bespoke CMS and WordPress (recently though we are seeing more and more “Headless” CMS coming up, as well as the very valid alternative of markdown or static CMS options).

In our case, we opted for…


We recently rebuilt our old AngularJS (1.5) app using Nuxt.js and WordPress REST API for better SSR and an opinionated folder and pattern structure.

If you are interested in that article, you can read it here:
https://medium.com/@moustachedesign/creating-a-website-with-nuxt-js-and-wordpress-rest-api-51cf66599cf3

We have a Backend Developer specialising in Laravel and PHP, and our servers are with a traditional PHP Server (you guess it), so deploying an app with Node.js is not exactly the easiest thing to do.

Enter, NOW

You might know Zeit for the very similar Next used by my fellow React developers, or for Hyper terminal (an Electron based terminal that looks cool).

They’ve…


Update:
You can now use my boilerplate from the public repo:
https://github.com/bovas85/nuxt-headless
(please star 🌟 it if you appreciate it, feel free to contribute).

Often times we find ourselves in the position where our clients want a Content Management System (CMS onwards) that will allow them to edit their pages without having to know HTML code to do so.

It’s then usually a choice between a bespoke CMS and WordPress (recently though we are seeing more and more “Headless” CMS coming up, as well as the very valid alternative of markdown or static CMS options).

In our case, we opted…


If something is certain is that when you give value to others, they will flock and follow you.
That’s what happened to The Futur, a YouTube information company led by Chris Do, originated from The Skool of work, which was started by Jose Caballer back in the day. After some time they had their differences and started their own companies but ultimately reuniting for a common goal in London on the 3rd of March 2018.

This is only a recap and contains some personal opinions other than notes taken from the amazing talks that happened that day.

Quick intro for…


Launching a new digital customer service and sales solution can be equal parts exciting and intimidating, especially if your company is new to alternative digital care and sales solutions. But deploying chatbots to lower customer effort and improve the speed at which they can get the help they need isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure an easy, successful chatbot launch:

Build from Customer Conversations, not FAQs

Your chatbot is designed to have conversations with your customers – not to dispense one-sided lectures. FAQs and knowledgebase articles are written to broadcast a detailed message to…


By Alessandro Giordo, Frontend Developer & Support Technician

There are a few months a year in the UK when the sun gets slightly bolder, the city comes to life, and the running shoes come off the shelves. Charity runs, once a complete novelty, are now one of the highlights of the warmer season. There seems to be an unexplainable charity run craze sweeping throughout Europe and the world. Here at Creative Virtual we do not only feel it in the air, but are also inspired to take part and understand why we love them so much.

It is for this…


When Facebook announced chatbots I went crazy and tried so many different platforms for building one. Being a Developer, I opted for ‘geekier’ versions of it using NodeJS and Python, but I have to say the possibilities are endless. Working with one of the world leaders in virtual assistants and artificial intelligence allows me to spend time exploring this new trend and experimenting with the possibilities.

There are many useful bots that I regularly employ to help me in my daily life routines, and there are others that I talk to once and never again. …


When Facebook announced chatbots I went crazy and tried so many different platforms for building one. Being a Developer, I opted for ‘geekier’ versions of it using NodeJS and Python, but I have to say the possibilities are endless. Working with one of the world leaders in virtual assistants and artificial intelligence allows me to spend time exploring this new trend and experimenting with the possibilities.

There are many useful bots that I regularly employ to help me in my daily life routines, and there are others that I talk to once and never again. …

Alessandro Giordo

Frontend Developer / UX / Design / Vue.js Advocate / Nuxt.js Supporter / AI Lover

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