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About me

Originally I’m from Northumberland and I now live in London and work for BBC Design + Engineering as a software engineer.

My main programming language is Go which I really love and I also use Kubernetes container orchestrator and the Istio service mesh, particularly on Google Cloud Platform. I’ve always loved programming and feel very lucky to have my dream job; being able to write code all day. Many of my jobs have been writing Java which I’ve been using since JDK 1.1 in 1997 (and I still have a soft spot for Java) but I’ve coded in lots of languages over the years. I started with C++, then embedded systems in assembly language and C then moved onto Java and more recently I’ve been working with Scala, then Python, and now Go. My studies were Microelectronic Engineering at college, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Aberdeen University, and hold an MSc with distinction in Software Engineering and Internet Architecture from Bradford University.

I spend most of my time riding my bicycles, hanging out with my border terrier, playing roleplay games with friends, and dreaming of visiting different parts of the world.