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Developer at Cortex, founder of data.gg and aspiring game dev at Granite Games

Hello, I am a Guernsey based software consultant with 15 years of experience. My wife Joelle and I have two sons, one named Théoden (yes, from Lord of the Rings; we call him Teddy for short) and Rowan.

I started programming when I went to University and did a BSc in Computer Games Programming. For my final year project I created my own 2D game engine in (C++) which could be accessed by a level editor (C#) to demonstrate rapid tool development.

In 2017 I lost 25kg/4 stone/25% of my body weight. I've gone from disliking jogging to jogging daily and have managed to complete 20 half-marathons. Despite becoming very active, I continue to enjoy trying different ales and playing video games to relax.

Professional

During my 15 years delivering software in the finance industry I have worked with accountants, bookkeepers, investment consultants, human resources and compliance to deliver tools primarily to boost efficiency but also to help keep in-line with the ever changing requirements surrounding data law. I have worked on...

Beyond the finance industry I also create websites for small local companies, self-employed people and charities. I'm not sure why these have been smaller operations, perhaps because I have a soft spot for people trying to start something new. As I host a lot of personal projects I have quite a few virtual servers hosted in the UK and occasionally provide managed hosting.

I have done a number of presentations at the Digital Greenhouse Guernsey, primarily for Lunch && Code but also the occasional adhoc one. Additionally, I've also spoken at a St Martin's School Coding Club about games development (which was more intimidating than talking to adults). I am a site manager for the Guernsey Global Games Jam which happens in January every year.

Spare Time

In my spare time I have a number of on-going and deceased personal projects. Primarily my spare time is used creating games with my friend Marc over at Granite Games for fun and perhaps one day, for some profit; the games industry is brutal to break in to. I founded data.gg in 2014 with Kieran Senior and continue to work on that.

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