I have spent the thirty-something years since I graduated skipping between Academic and Industrial Research. The last 25 years as a software engineer has been spent at Surrey University, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Philips Electronics and now back at Surrey University.
I have been focussed specifically on the web technologies area since 2002 in both my research and my teaching. Initially a strong advocate of Java World, I started teaching Ruby on Rails in 2008, although not exclusively so. My research work has led to two spinouts, Thoughtified and Rulemotion. The former has delivered a wide range of projects coded in Rails, and provides important practical feedback into my teaching of Ruby on Rails.
I have travelled widely in Europe, Africa and Asia both for pleasure and for work. This has given me a broader perspective than just the technical aspects of my work, and this is also reflected in some of my Udemy courses.