I started working with computers in 2004 when I started aTech Media - a small web design & development company. Over the years, we began to develop our own products and gradually phased out any web design work to allow us to focus on our own projects.

A few key milestones

  • 2004 - Launched aTech Media
  • 2005 - Incorporated aTech as a limited company and began to work on it full time after leaving school.
  • 2008 - Built Radar - a virtual machine management platform.
  • 2008 - Launched Codebase - a code hosting & project management tool.
  • 2010 - Launched DeployHQ - one of the first web-based and easy to use continuous deployment tools to allow people to upload files from repositories to servers.
  • 2011 - Launched Dial 9 - a UK telecoms company providing VoIP solutions. This included building a complete platform on top of Asterisk allowing customers to build their own cloud phone systems.
  • 2012 - Launched Sirportly - a helpdesk tool which we needed for ourselves and eventually turned into a product.
  • 2014 - Launched Viaduct - an application hosting product allowing apps to be quickly deployed.
  • 2014 - Built Qoffee as part of the Rails Rumble (coming 3rd).
  • 2015 - Launched Dasher - an Apple TV application and API to allow data to be published to easily designed dashboards.
  • 2019 - Started working with Krystal to develop Katapult - a new cloud platform.
  • 2020 - aTech was acquired by Krystal which is where I now find myself as Head of Software Engineering. I'm leading a team of brilliant engineers working to build cloud computing solutions with data centers in the UK and US.

Key Skills

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Go
  • HTML, XML and HAML
  • Docker & Kubernetes
  • CSS, SASS and Javascript
  • Working with GraphQL and RESTful JSON APIs
  • Vue.js
  • Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • MySQL/MariaDB, Redis, InfluxDB, etcd and ElasticSearch
  • Managing Linux servers