Glasgow, United Kingdom
Developer with solid experience in building scalable enterprise applications. Currently working as a Principal Developer at Wood Mackenzie. Nerd student with high grades and a research grant since undergraduate days, I have never really quit 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, 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 :)).