Glasgow, United Kingdom
Java Developer with solid experience in building scalable enterprise applications. Currently working as a Lead Application Developer VP at JP Morgan Chase & Co.. Nerd student with high grades and a research grant since undergraduate days, I have never really left hanging out at University (sometimes lecturing, sometimes attending lectures and conferences).
Things that I'm passionate about: Agile, DevOps, PaaS, Scala, Java (Oh yeah, me, cave man, like it), NoSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, H2, IntelliJ, NginX, Apache Solr, Redis, jQuery, ExtJS, Play Framework, REST, Jetty, Payara, Weblogic, most Atlassian products, Mercurial, Jenkins, Weekends, Barbecue and Beer.
Things I don't like so much: ITIL / COBIT / PMI - Suit oriented management, long ad hoc deploys, internal frameworks, IIS, ADF, dog-slow--proprietary--do-it-all--soa--/--portal--software--stacks, JDeveloper, ADF, VSS, most IBM products, work on weekends and anything that can't be automated with Chef recipes (including overly complicated dishes :)).