I'm a Software Developer based in Leeds, UK. I hold a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Leeds and am currently working at X-Lab Ltd.
I enjoy building software solutions that solve business problems. I also love to automate as much of the development process as possible. I have recently spent an extensive amount of time automating the provisioning of cloud resources using Infrastructure as Code.
I passionately keep up to date with the latest industry trends and love keeping my finger on the pulse. Personal projects outside of work allow me the opportunity to put the newest technologies through their paces when ordinarily I would be unable to during my day job.
I enjoy being part of the local tech community in and around Leeds. I am a frequent attendee to LeedsJS and Leeds DevOps meetups amongst others. I also like keeping in touch with my University and usually present a guest lecture to students on the Computer Science course once a year.
Even though I do a lot of programming in my professional and spare time, there are other things I enjoy too. Pool, Snooker and Football (or soccer for my international friends) is a passion of mine, I occasionally play five-a-side and am a supporter of Leeds United.
To wind down on an evening after work, I enjoy escaping into the latest film or TV show. I am a frequent visitor to the cinema and love keeping up to date with the newest releases.
When I am not saving to get on the property ladder, there is nothing better than travelling to see the world. My recent trips include Japan, Malaysia, Paris and Chernobyl.