I have been a software professional for almost two decades.
I have worked for small companies of less than 10 employees to international organisations employing thousands of people across the world, for the UK government, local government, charities, and commercial organisations.
Where most people lose their patience, I get driven by my tenacity and enthusiasm to make things happen.
I am a strong believer in building upon other people’s experience. I also believe that it is important to pay attention to detail. In the software world in particular, the devil really is in the detail.
In my heart, what matters to me is getting things right. As a designer and developer, I can make sure that the technical details are right. As an architect, I can make sure that the right solution is chosen for the given problem.
I am a father, a husband, a friend, a keen beekeeper and a paraglider pilot. I try to live my life to the best of my abilities to make the most of it.
My long-term favourite quote is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an educator and a poet:
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.