On the off chance you haven’t guessed based on the content of this site so far I’m a coder hailing from the little slice of paradise that is Te Awamutu, New Zealand where I live with my wife and two boys. Currently I’m the Principal Engineer of Product at Flux Federation building SaaS products for energy retailers. Previously I’ve been (in chronological order):

A lot of that time has been spent working on service based architectures, in particular around migrating from the exisitng monolithic systems. You can read more about my professional history at my linkedIn profile.

In my spare time I’m one of those oddities that codes to relax as long as it isn’t work related, as such my hard drive (and GitHub profile) is littered with half finished projects. Outside of coding I like to think of myself as your average geek who enjoys tv, movies, novels (both graphic and prose), Lego, video and board games. I’m also a fan of rugby having played the game from when I was a we nipper until my mid-twenties. While no longer playing I still enjoy watching, following my regional team the Chiefs and the national team the All Blacks.

I also take great joy in my hobbies home brewing where I’m currently doing all grain brewing on Ss brewtech equipment and making ice cream.

The site

This site is generated using Jekyll and is hosted using GitHub pages, so if you find a spelling mistake or grammatical error feel free to send a pull request The design of the site is my own, however it is inspired by the theme used at haacked.com which at the time of writing was based on the Greyshade theme. The social icons used on this site are Flat Minimalistic Social Icons by Lee Gargano.