About / Résumé

Big Data, Ruby, Scala, Elixir/Erlang, Rust, Developing and Operations at Scale

I’ve designed and implemented scalable multi-region AWS solutions, used CoreOS, Mesos, and Docker in production, untangled high-traffic Ruby on Rails environments, implemented Kafka/Storm and Spark applications working on huge data sources (Monte Carlo simulations, machine learning, NLP, ETL, and general data processing), and created web front-ends for major video game releases. I enjoy digging with Graphite, StatsD, or the ELK stack, and have years of working with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis in high-availability situations.

Here’s my current resumé (more details on recent work on request), and you can also see some of my recent talks up on SlideShare. Send me an email for further inquiries.

Snappish Productions has been my home on the web since 2002. In that time, I’ve moved back and forth between the UK and USA, but as of 2011 I have settled down in Durham, North Carolina. Still haven’t got used to the heat or the insistence on drinking cold, over-sweetened tea, but I am enjoying the grits and the combination of waffles and fried chicken.