I live in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and I am married with a young daughter.

I have a keen interesting in technology, including retro computing (particularly the Commodore Amiga), and hardware hacking with FPGAs, Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

I am a keen believe in Open Source, and I am a member of The Apache Software Foundation and committee member for Apache Brooklyn.


I am a software engineer with a specific interest in Cloud Computing. I work for Cloudsoft (although views expressed on this site are my own and not necessarily my employers), working on Amazon AWS replatforming and refactoring, and contributing to the Apache Brooklyn project. See my StackExchange Career Profile for some more information on the things I’ve done.

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