I am a professional geek and have been working in the software industry since I left university in 1995. I started out in the 80’s as a kid writing code on an old Commodore VIC20 before moving onto BBC Micros and then PCs.
Until recently I was an Engineering Manager and Systems Architect working for a multinational technology business specialising in intelligent traffic systems. Over a fifteen year career I’ve worked on many projects including traffic enforcement, cloud based traffic management, military command and control and business management systems for customers around the world.
Then in October 2013 I packed it all in to start a new business with one of my former colleagues after an opportunity came up to design and build sensors for the motor racing world. It’s right up there as one of the most challenging, scary, awesome, exhilarating and exciting things I ever done. I’m loving it!
In my spare time I play guitar in local bands, eat Indian food and indulge in ‘geeking out’ over new technology. In February 2011 I released Vaderz, a 3D Space Invaders game on the Xbox Live Indie Games market place. Writing a console game was something I wanted to do for years! I’ve also been known to fiddle about with electronics, Android tablets, STM32 boards and the odd Raspberry Pi.
When I’m not playing or working with technology, I like to get analogue and spend time in the garden, looking after my dog and chickens and experimenting with growing fruit, vegetables and mushrooms.
After boring my Facebook friends rigid with posts about my various tinkerings, I decided to start a blog and see if I could find a few more like minded peeps to interact with. I’ve no idea where this is going to go but I’d be really happy to get any feedback especially what with this being my first blog and all! The new business means I don’t get to post as often as I’d like so please bear with me.
Anyhow, thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your stay 🙂