Software engineer with a deep interest in systems and infrastructure.
My aim is to build systems that solve meaningful problems and make people’s lives easier.
I'm currently working on Symphony, an open source runtime designed to make it easy for developers to build collaborative web applications. Symphony handles the complexities of implementing collaboration, including conflict resolution and real-time infrastructure, freeing developers to focus on creating unique and engaging features for their applications.
Most recently, I worked at 37signals, in the Security, Performance, and Infrastructure (SIP) team.
Previously, I spent some time working in the City as a patent lawyer where I helped prosecute UK and European patent applications relating to computing and electronic devices. Some of the technologies I worked on included charging circuits for EVs, software-defined networking (SDN), and distributed databases.
Before that, I graduated with a degree in Physics. I conducted research into the orbital dynamics of planetary remnants around white dwarfs, which was published by the Royal Astronomical Society. I was awarded the Seymour prize for my work.
Aside from programming, I love to write and share my thoughts on a variety of topics from software engineering, personal growth, to reviews of great books I've read. Currently, I'm reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, my first foray into Russian literature.
I also occasionally write poetry when I'm in a particular reflective mood.
Alongside that, I'm a keen cyclist and traveller. I've cycled over 1000 miles across Europe...