I am a problem solver and advocate of simplicity and self-organisation.
I have 15 years experience building and leading technical teams and creating internet products for early stage startups and public companies.
With ten years Scrum experience under my belt, I dedicated my full attention to being a Scrum Master (CSM) and informal Agile Coach for Xively under a time of rapid change across LogMeIn. As Director of Engineering Operations, I focussed my efforts on bettering myself as a Scrum Master and coach. I love helping companies grow and work as genuine teams.
Prior to this, I was Pachube’s lead developer. I helped grow the team and instil agile processes and engineering practices. Together we designed, built and maintained what was the primary IoT network for sensors, devices and their data. LogMeIn acquired Pachube in July 2011.
One of our proudest technical achievements was migrating our datapoint storage API from PostgreSQL behind a Rails app to a Cassandra backed Clojure API, whilst maintaining hundreds of writes per second and not disrupting our users.
I have extensive hands-on experience with the following buzzwords: Cassandra, Clojure, front-end development, microservices, open-source software, PostgreSQL, Ruby, Scrum, and XP.
Contact me if you need
- A Part-time CTO to get the best out of your early-stage startup
- A Scrum Master or Agile Coach for your team
- Web Application Development
- I am only available for 2 days a week in 2015
Brapp – Co-founder and CTO
Brapp is an easy and free way to create and discover exciting musical collaborations from all over the world. We are launching very soon.
Osper – Agile Coach and Scrum Master
I spent a few months with the fantastic team at Osper instilling Agile practices and establishing a healthy cadence.
UpMail – Software Developer
LogMeIn – Consultant
Migrated xively.com to personal.xively.com. This work was predominantly updating puppet manifests, nginx configuration and implementing the new site designs in Jekyll and Rails.
New England Biolabs – Software Developer
Helping LogMeIn build and design an IoT solution for New England Biolabs’ self-service enzyme freezers. My focus is to bring stability and resilience to the various software components including the cloud api, tablet user interface and hardware interaction layer on the freezers. Here is a case study and video of their product.
Curators Coffee – Software Developer
Designed and developed their website, class booking system and I manage their IT infrastructure.
Curators Coffee recently helped Square launch their global free register system and has been featured on their blog.
Please visit my LinkedIn profile for more.
A bit more about me
I have lived in the desert, on top of a mountain and now call London home. Once upon a time I worked as a portrait photographer. I don’t ride the tube because I am obsessed with cars, motorbikes and bicycles.