People, Entrepreneurship, Software, Science. And Everything.
I’m a software architect, project lead, and software development manager living in London.
In January 2011, my wife Siobhan Pearson and I were married. We’re the sum of what we do, but also we’re the sum of who we spend our time with, and I’m proud to spend my time with Siobhan, and honoured that she chooses to spend her time with me. Thank you!
In Johannesburg, South Africa, I was one of the founders (in 1999) of Qualica Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a Software solutions provider. I was also a director of Radix Financial Software (Pty) Ltd, a division of Qualica.
I specialise in financial software development using Sybase ASE, SQLAnywhere, and Perl on Linux/Unix. In recent years I’ve spent more time with Ruby on Rails, and have become a “quiet evangelist” for using it where it’s technically appropriate.
I’ve written part of a book on the Squid Proxy server, and worked with Linux, Perl, and Sybase since 1995, 1996, and 1998 respectively.
We live in London near Kew Gardens, with our two cats, Pippin and Sharjah.