Hello, good morning/afternoon/evening* and welcome! (*please delete as appropriate)
I’m an unrepentant geek who loves all things engineering, scientific or otherwise techie. I would say I love maths too, but I should probably leave that to the experts :-)
I’ve been playing with computers and writing software since I was 9 which is way more years than I care to think about. In that time I’ve had the pleasure of working on everything from massive scale embedded systems (IoT before anyone called it that) to mainframes, and now to decentralised systems. Along the way, I stopped to build operating systems, network stacks, compilers. For a while I also helped design CPU instruction sets.
That journey has led me all over the world and I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with some amazing people. I live in North Wales (UK), but for 17 years I “commuted” to Northern California. Now my travels tend to take me slightly less far, but instead split my time between parts of North Wales, London (UK) and Dublin (Ireland).
A number of years ago I got interesting in blockchain technology and now have the privilege to lead an amazing team of very talented engineers at R3, where we build Corda. If you want a peek at how decentralized computing is evolving then it’s well worth a look (but then I would say that, wouldn’t I?)
What’s this site about?
This site is a little bit of an experiment. Over the years I’ve researched and developed a lot of things I think are interesting, and I wanted to have somewhere to try and share some of what I’ve learned and some of what I learn as I go along. If you do find anything interesting then please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn.
The site it put together using Hugo. Thank you to all the developers who built this and to the many websites/blogs that describe how to set it up.