Chris Turner

Thatcham, Berkshire, UK

I am a software engineer specialising in building large scala Internet and enterprise applications, primarily on the JVM. I am higly experienced in Scala, Java and functional programming and a specialist in NoSQL databases.

I work in agile environments. I'm a big believer in Test-Driven Development. Delivering the simplest thing that works, in the fastest time at the highest possible quality is what drives me.

I am currently employed as a Technical Architect by PassivSystems Limited. We build amazing products for controlling and monitoring heating, hot water and solar PV systems.

I love working on open-source software. I have contributed to a number of projects and maintain a few of my own on my github account.

Outside work I'm married with two young children, a girl and a boy. I enjoy spending time with my children. We play, learn, do sports and have fun together. Looking forward to teaching them to code.

My main hobbies are running, cycling and triathlon. I've completed a few half marathons (pb 1:30:01) and I am aiming for a full marathon in 2015. Last year I ran over 1,000 miles.

I live in a 500 year old timer frame house. Building conservation is luckly one of my hobbies. Need a mud and straw wall built or some lime and horse hair plastering done? I'm your man.

My other hobbies include reading sci-fi and fantasy, building stuff from Lego, gardening and skiing.

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  • Work
    • PassivSystems
  • Education
    • University of Hertfordshire