Andrew Oliver

Software Engineer in Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Andrew Oliver

Software Engineer in Aylesbury, United Kingdom

A C# Software Developer with a proclivity for choosing positions in atypical market sectors.

Devout advocate of multi-threaded user experience, balanced with keeping solutions as layer-free and un-Enterprisey as possible.

A firm believer in continually asking "Is there a better way to do this?"

Just because a problem is complex and the solution is also complex, the solution does not have to be made additionally complicated too.

Worked in steel industry, aerospace, hospitality and debt collection sectors.

A keen interest in economics and an obsessive budgeter. As Dickens' quote says: "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."

Also interested in Science, particularly the very small and the very large "ultimate" questions. What are neutrinos for? How do bosons work? Could we make a Ringworld? Travel to another galaxy? Are we really alone?

Player and supporter of the excellent Free-to-Play ARPG Path of Exile. One day hopes to not suck at it quite so much.

Fantasy and Science Fiction lover. Kindle lover. Wheel of Time survivor. Still looking forward to the next Culture novel, even though it will never be written.

Snap-happy photograph taker, although would not go so far as to call it "photography".

Likes to cook when he has the time, especially Indian. Taking some tentative steps towards a more vegan diet, although not sure if bacon sarnies will ever be off the menu.