Coding & Web Development
Software developer in Manchester, focussing on Unix/open source technologies.
I feel that creating software is a communication process. Clear, regular, focussed communication is more worthwhile to creating reliable, excellent software than any individual tool or process.
I'm a big fan of open source software and I'm currently a member of the Fog core team (https://github.com/fog/fog)
I have been heavily involved with organising events in the technical community in Manchester. In 2011 I co-ran MagRails, a conference featuring a mix of Ruby and Agile talks.
I also co-founded the annual Hack Manchester coding competition and still get involved with the North West Ruby User Group and have given a couple of talks at the monthly meetups.
Outside of work
I’m a big fan of nature and the outdoors and enjoy walking, running, canoeing, snowboarding, climbing and scuba diving.
I’ve done several runs to raise money for charity. Last year I ran my first marathon at Loch Ness in Scotland for the charity Mind. This year I participated in the Tough Mudder competition and I’ve also accepted a place for the 2014 London Marathon to raise money for Oxfam.
I also devote a portion of my time to assisting with the www.PositiveMoney.org project, a campaign to democratise the creation of currency and take it back from private banks into the hands of the public.
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