Hello nice to meet you 👋. I make computers do wonderful things, lead teams, swing dance, run, play piano, live vegan, and I teach others the same. I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I reply to all email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, so do write.
I use Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook and Strava.
I blog about books and politics in one place, code in another, and publish videos to YouTube. Also sometimes I make sheet music.
I current work with the wonderful humans at Ferocia building Up bank.
I am active in the open source community, sourcing nearly 100 projects on Github. I am a core team member of RSpec, formerly Bundler, and a Ruby on Rails contributor.
I have spoken at RubyConf, RailsConf, and many regional conferences. You can find recordings at Confreaks.
In 2010 I travelled the world running a series of Ruby on Rails workshops titled Your Database Is Your Friend Training. I blog about code at Robot Has No Heart and used to write a weekly column for RubySource. I have a style guide.
I have worked on many big commercial projects including Square, The Conversation, ClearGrain, and Redbubble. I made and maintain the Vegan Melbourne website.
My brother and I wrote the personal development blog TwoShay and ran a regular month long vegan mentoring group Vegan Month. Neither are currently active.
I have been swing dancing for over a decade. I irregularly teach, and run a dancing related website: EventHand for dance event management.