Site Reliability Engineer in York, United Kingdom
I am a Dad, husband, and PhD with a passion for computing, gaming, and all things geeky!
I enjoy automating, coding, gaming, problem solving, and systems administration. I'm an advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and develop primarily in Python, Ruby, and Go, though have experience in several other languages. I believe in a free and open Internet and am an advocate of those rights. I believe in using the power of technology to make the world a better place.
I completed a PhD in Computational Genomics with the EvoHull group at the University of Hull. I focused on the development of computational methods for large-scale comparisons and analyses of genomic data. The primary focus of my research was to understand the molecular processes that drive changes in genome structure and content over evolutionary time scales.
I am most comfortable working with a POSIX-orientated operating system via a command line interface, and feel particularly at home when utilising my computational skills in a data intensive environment, whilst collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
My interests cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to; agile methods, algorithms, artificial intelligence, automation, cloud computing, computer science, containerisation, continuous deployment, continuous integration, devops philosophy, distributed computing, gaming, high availability, high reliability, machine learning, scalability, semantic web, systems administration, systems engineering, virtualisation, and the web.