What I Do
Working at Bashton in Bristol I build, mainatin and scale awesome websites and web applications for a variety of amazing clients, mainly on the Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud platforms, using the latest and greatest in DevOps automation tools such as Puppet, Terraform and Fabric.
Previously, I lived in central London, working for a wide variety of organisations including ecommerce start-up SecretSales.com and fintech outfit TIM Group, before moving to Bristol for a quieter life!
I am a huge believer in Agile methodologies and DevOps practices, and have presented on the subject at PuppetCamp Stockholm in November 2015. I am also an active contributor to the ServerFault Stack Exchange community.
I have written a number of Puppet modules and open source tools for a variety of purposes, all of which are available as open source software on my GitHub.
In the past I have been a PC performance enthusiast, once liquid-cooling an Intel Q6600 CPU and overclocking it to 3.6GHz. Sadly though, this build has retired in favour of a MacBook Pro, however I still try to keep up with the latest PC hardware developments when time permits.
I occasionally write blog posts on a variety of subjets, mainly technological and related to DevOps, Agile and Cloud practices and tools.
Music has played a monumental role in my life for many years. I own two bass guitars and have dabbled in recording and live sound engineering while at school and college.
My music tastes vary huge amount, from old-school heavy metal, through to more commercial power metal and classic rock and all the way to musical theatre and modern classical.
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