Records Sound the Same is consultant Sally Jenkinson, and when needed, a collective of selected talented friends. Sally is a technical consultant, solutions architect, writer and speaker based in the UK, and together we provide strategic digital services.
I started my professional life as a back-end developer, and evolved through roles including the management of a team of developers, Solutions Architect, and Head of Technology during my time working at global digital agencies.
After 8 years agency-side, I made the move to freelancing at the start of January 2013 in order to focus on consultancy and working on projects that I was passionate about, with good people. I subsequently formed my own company, Records Sound the Same Ltd, which provides strategic technical consultancy services focused on helping with transformation, planning appropriate solutions, and ensuring that project needs are properly investigated.
I work with a range of companies - from big to small, and also partner with selected digital agencies in order to extend their capabilities. People I've worked with whilst running the business include the Manor Racing F1 team, The RNLI, and Inghams, but you can have a look at the Services or Case Studies for more extensive information on our capabilities and projects. During my time at agencies I previously worked with people including Electronic Arts, Manchester United FC, Fulham FC, Nokia, D-Link, and Eurotunnel.
My time is currently split between client work, side projects including my book, Atomic Documentation, and speaking at renowned global conferences (Adobe MAX, From the Front, Fronteers, Responsive Day Out etc). I have also written for notable publications including Net Magazine, Web Designer Magazine, 24 Ways, and The Pastry Box Project.
I hold a First Class BSc (Hons) degree from the Open University, and speak a variety of languages at a different levels, including Japanese, French, German and Indonesian (I lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for eight years). Less excitingly, I'm currently based in Suffolk in the UK, but my clients are spread over this country and far beyond. When I'm not doing things online, I'm usually reading books or comics, cooking up all sorts of meals, or playing Xbox One games, most likely with a glass of wine close to hand. I have a slightly obsessive jasmine tea habit, and have spent most of my adult life fighting my body's reluctance to be a redhead.
Rebecca Evans, Founder at Write-Track
“I commissioned Sally to do a technology audit and was impressed by her right from the start. She’s an exceptionally clear communicator who was able to ask all the right questions to get to the bottom of the brief. She completed the task ahead of schedule and submitted a report I regularly refer to – four months after the work was done – and which has formed the cornerstone of my technology strategy. I highly recommend Sally and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Industry awards & certification
ODI Individual Supporter - 2015
The UK Open Data Institute
Open Data in a Day course - 2014
Run by the Open Data Institute
Adobe Community Professional - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
One of a select few hundred individuals recognised globally for their expertise.
Google Analytics Platform Principles - 2014
Google Analytics Academy course
Sitecore Certified Sales Course - June 2009, 2012
Sitecore CMS official training course
NMA Effectiveness Award - 2009
Entertainment Category - EA Spore. Worked on the project as Head Developer at Lightmaker UK
Interactive Media Awards™ - 2009
Winner of 'Best in Class' - Games Industry category with Lightmaker UK and the Electronic Arts 'Spore' website - worked on the project as Head Developer.