freelance backend developer
I help teams build things that work reliably and make life better for people.
I'm also proudly geeky about automation, testing, open source, security, and technology for good.
An event listing of talks and debates in Liverpool. Curated
by me, built with Jinja from iCal.
I have a First in Engineering (Electronics) from Durham University.
I've built software for printing machines and high-speed
network devices, collected and aggregated data for
ScraperWiki, Shelter and Global Witness, built
dashboard backends for Government Digital Service and created the
whole tech stack for Sea Level Research.
Full CV on LinkedIn.
I've talked publicly about Information Hiding at Breakerfaire,
Building With Straw at Barcamp, Developers and User Research
at People Before Pixels, Modernising the Shipping Industry at a
mySociety Meetup and an Introduction to Public Key Cryptography at
Liverpool's Bitcoin and Cryptography meetup.
I enjoy communicating complex ideas to non-technical audiences.