tl;dr I’m a software consultant currently based in Wellington, New Zealand.
I help my clients to deliver their software through a focus on people, processes and tools that’s sometimes referred to as DevOps. Plenty is written about DevOps, so I won’t go into that here.
My background is originally small business IT; I began working in IT, specialising in Linux and networks over a decade ago. After a working holiday across the world in 2009 I made the decision to re-train as a software engineer, gaining my BSc (Hons) International Software Engineering at Staffordshire University.
I’ve been a Software Engineer at CERN, a Senior Test Engineer for a Quality Assurance vendor, a Lead Engineer setting up a back-end team and I’m currently helping a transformation project to deliver software using DevOps methods.
At home I’m happily married with a dog called Ted who’s part Shih-Tzu, part Maltese and 100% ridiculous. I also recently inherited a Maine Coon who answers to James and thinks he can talk.