I am a software engineer with a BSc in computer science and 10 years of practical experience. I enjoy web app development, scalable computing, working with new platforms and computer languages, and a passion for working with mobile and embedded devices.
I work at Miles 33 on the automation products used to produce artwork for self-service advertising and corporate marketing; as well as the software stack used for integrating with social media, Google DFP, Adobe DPS, and a variety of other well known SaaS platforms. I a general interest in all technology, new and old, hardware and software. I'm also a novice dinghy racer at my local sailing club.
I decided to give my site a bit of a refresh. I\'ve moved from WordPress to an in-house Django stack that I plan to experiment with as time goes on. The site is my second project to be hosted on Google App Engine, my last one was the server component for my doorbell automation project.
After some unplanned fiddling with the authentication process I once again have the gcloud tools working!
Django, GAE, Skeleton
I picked up an Intellivision Console, complete with Intellivoice and 11 games on eBay. I was actually looking for just the Intellivoice module to add to my existing Intellivision, but grabbed this bundle for the same price!
Haven't had a chance to try this one yet, we still have redecorating to finish before I can get the CRT TV set up. The original owner claimed it wasn't working but was hooking it up to a HDTV, so this might be a project or it might be a plug and play jobby.
I seems I never learn. Once again, I accept Ian's invitation to go out in his penultimate 14; the Wind Baron, and once again I manage to injure myself! No visits to hospital this time though. After a spectacular capsize we managed to right the boat and I hopped back in, at some point slicing the tip of my finger on something.
Needless to say we didn't win any races that day, in fact we didn't even finish one. I do enjoy my fights with that boat though and then we get going it is fast. One day I'm sure we'll manage a win with it.
Product Group Manager
April 2012 — Present
Miles 33 Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
July 2010 — April 2012
New Scientist (RBI) Holborn, London, UK
August 2006 — July 2010
Wave2 Media Solutions Aylesbury, UK
July 2004 — July 2005
Proctor & Gamble Reading, UK
|Coursera||Full Stack Web Development, Server-side development with Node.js|
|Udacity||Software Development Process, Design of Computer Programs, Parallel Programming (GPU/CUDA), Web Development|
|Web Technologies||HTML, CSS/SCSS, jQuery, Node.js, Web sockets (Netty, Tomcat)|
|Mobile Technologies||Android, Twitter Bootstrap, iOS (Obj-C), iOS (Swift)|
|Databases/Storage||MongoDB, Couchbase, MySQL, MSSQL, SQLLite, Spring Hibernate, Lucene, Hazelcast, Redis|
|Web Stacks||Angular.js (1 and 2), Express.js, Django, CherryPy, Spring Framework (2.5 - 5.0), Java EE (JBoss, TomEE)|
|Mobile Stacks||Roboguice, Appcelerator Titanium,|
|Productivity Tools||Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Intelli-J, vim, MantisBT, JIRA, Visual Studio, LaTeX|
|Testing Tools||Jenkins, JUnit, Mockito, unittest, Mocha, Jasmine, Karma, Robolectric|
|Software Engineering||Automated testing (unit through to functional), architecture design, code review, agile methodologies, some BDD experience|
To see some code I have written, visit my GitHub account.
PC media player remote control app for the Android platform. Interacts with the music and video players on your PC over a Wifi network. - Android
An Android app for listing tagged songs by users on Shazam. - Android
Contributer - 2007 — 2009
Revisioner is a simple utility for managing multiple VCS (bzr, svn, git, cvs) code branches. You can use the push-all and pull-all commands to upload or download new revisions of all managed branches at once. (Author: Hendrik Kaju) - Python, GTK, DBus
2007 — 2009
Native application wrapper for packaging webapps. - C++, GTK, HTML, CSS, JS
2015 — present
My latest personal website and blog; what you're looking at now. - Django, HTML, CSS (Less), jQuery, Skeleton