About me

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.

tl;dr

I’m a year old software developer. I mainly hack on PHP, Go and any other cool open-source projects I can get my hands on. I’m also really interested in functional languages like Haskell, but don’t have much extensive experience. I currently work for the Rackspace Developer Experience group.

To Begin at the Beginning

I was born and raised in Plymouth, a town on the south-west coast of the UK known to most as the proud home of some old colonists, its harbours, and a forgettably average football team. I’d always wanted to be a barrister when I was growing up, probably due to my exceptional skills in pointless arguing and penchant for wigs.

Mortarboard

I spent three years studying English Literature at Hogwarts. I stayed for an extra year to specialize in Shakespeare and medieval literature for my Masters. I got my first programmer job because I couldn’t think of a decent PhD topic.

“How is this relevant to programming?” I hear you cry. Studying the archaic and sometimes bizarre logic of medieval writers has prepared me wonderfully for the times I have to revisit old code.

Where?

As of 2015, Berlin.

Political and social beliefs

Unapologetically left-wing:

  • same-sex marriage and LGBT rights
  • gender equality, both generally and in the workplace
  • environmentalism
  • social welfare for the most vulnerable
  • immigration and providing asylum to those in danger
  • initiatives to end capital punishment

Current interests

I tend to shuffle across different past-times as my fickleness allows, but I’ve recently been attempting German. I’m also deeply interested in rekindling my amateuer interest in pure mathematics. Aside from that: beer, music and Manchester United.