I studied Computer Science at Glasgow's Strathclyde University, and graduated with first class honours and the Charles Babbage Prize for best final year project.
I worked for Amazon Development Centre Scotland for eight and a half years. I helped build a user-contributed music encyclopedia (SoundUnwound - now defunct), worked on the software that presented customer recommendations on Amazon front pages worldwide, and had a hand in creating a browser-based movie storyboarding/audio composition environment (Amazon Studios Storyteller - also defunct).
In 2016, I left Amazon and joined Sequentec Ltd, where I write software for wave and tidal energy prototypes, and other green energy projects.
I work with industrial PLCs, programmed in industrial C and IEC languages, as well as writing a lot of Python scripts to process scientific data, setting up web-based dashboards, and being a small-time system administrator and network engineer.
Other odd jobs have also fallen to me, such as specifying wi-fi antennas for a long-range wi-fi link, analysing failure probabilities for different configurations of undersea network hub, and troubleshooting serial connections on a tidal platform in the middle of a river. Generally, the philosophy is "we don't know how to do that yet, but give us a day or two and we'll get back to you with an answer."
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