By day I'm a Software Developer and DevOps consultant, at times veering in - and venturing deeper - to Information Security. I've been employed and contracted to multinationals, enterprises, startups and agencies, and have had the pleasure of working in a whole range of environments, including finance, SaaS and healthcare.
I now work for myself, taking on contracts and working under my own consultancy - Servential.io.
Outside of the office I'm an avid runner, reader and dreamer. I enjoy getting to grips with politics and current affairs, especially where there's a diplomatic or security angle, and I like to unwind with BBC comedies that aired before I was born.
I'm also attempting to get back in to an older passion of photography; as evidenced by my (rather bare!) 500px account. It would be disingenuous of me not to point out that the bulk of the pretty impressive photographs used on this site are from the talented community at Unsplash though!
I'm a big advocate for improving the mental health dialogue in Tech, and breaking down the stereotypes that are often sold to younger developers of running on "all-nighters" and caffeine. If this is something that strikes a chord, then please get in contact.
Since losing the comfort of a full time position and the continuity of a single team, I've also realised I've lost one of the more satisfying perks of a job: mentoring.
If you're beginning a journey in software development, feel worried about interviews, or need some need some words of advice then feel free to ping me an email.