Paul M Furley

I'm Paul, an engineer / developer

I'm trying to build things to improve the world.

I care about human rights, internet freedom, equality.

I ❤ linux, python, crypto & security :)

I work best in small teams with a strong purpose

I'm currently tech lead for Digital Product Research at Co-op, technical advisor at Projects By If. and tech lead for the Internet Freedom Festival.

I've built software for printing machines and high-speed network devices, scraped and analysed data for ScraperWiki, Shelter and Global Witness, built backends for Government Digital Service, created the whole stack for Sea Level Research and kicked off the NHS Digital Transformation.

I have a First in Engineering (Electronics) from Durham University. My CV is on LinkedIn.

I enjoy sharing through public speaking

These are some talks or events I've organised:

I enjoy communicating technical ideas to non-technical audiences.

I wrote these recently

I built these a while ago


Pilot Planner

A mobile-first web app built for the marine industry using React and Django Rest Framework.

PicoColour Software

The entire software stack for a digital printing machine, using Python, PyQt and Arduino.

Festival Weather

A hack-day project to deliver daily weather reports by SMS. Built with Python and Twilio.

Open WiFi Pi

A custom Linux build providing an isolated wireless guest network. Configured with Ansible.

Twitter Trains

A Twitter bot to find your next train and platform number. Built with Python.

Thinking Liverpool

An event listing of talks and debates in Liverpool. Curated by me, built with Jinja from iCal.

I've got a few favourites

I've written a few more things

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