Biography

1962 Born in Colchester. Lived in Holland-on-Sea, Essex
1967 – 74 School at Holland Park School
1970 Family moved to Clacton
1974 – 81 School at Clacton County High School
1981 Moved to London (Finsbury Hall)
1981/2 First year of Applied Physics course at City University
1982 Moved to Hackney
1982/3 Social secretary at City University Students’ Union
1984 – 88 Degree in Computer Studies at South Bank Poly
1986 Moved to Earlsfield
1986/7 Industrial placement from degree course. Working at IBM in Brentford.
1987 Moved to Tooting
1988 – 92 Worked at Learmonth & Burchett Management Systems
1991 Moved to Balham
1993 – 95 Worked for Buena Vista Home Video (Walt Disney)
1995 – 2001 Worked for Magnum Solutions Ltd for various clients:

  • Banque Paribas (1995)
  • Nomura (1995-6)
  • SBC Warburg (1996-8)
  • CSFB (1998-9 & 2000)
  • QXL (1999)
  • Fidelity Investments (1999)
  • Industrial Bank of Japan (1999-2000)
  • Sportal (2000)
  • Acxiom (2001)
  • Alaris (2002)
2001 Data Munging with Perl published
2002 (jun – nov) Worked for Bibliotech (briefly before being made redundant)
2003 – 2004 More work for Magnum Solutions

  • AMP (2003)
  • Guardian Unlimited (2003)
  • Karma Music Group (2004)
2003 Perl Template Toolkit published
2004 Outcome Technologies
2005-Present More work for Magnum Solutions

  • Guardian Unlimited (2005 & 2008)
  • BBC New Media (2005-6 & 2007)
  • UBS (2006-7 & 2007-8)
  • LoveFilm (2008-9)
  • Gumtree (2009-11)
  • Moonfruit (2011)
  • Net-A-Porter (2011-15)
  • Broadbean (2015-16)
  • JP Morgan Chase (2016)
  • Zoopla (2017)

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