This page is really about my personal interests (notwithstanding that they intersect my career). My professional information is on my LinkedIn profile; I welcome contacts about freelance and contract work on the technical and editorial side of digital media.
I was a teenage hobby programmer.
During my doctorate in bioinformatics (using computers to analyse protein structure data), my lab was at the forefront of collaboration over the Internet. That's how I came across the web. When I put some of the bioinformatics software I'd written to produce my results online to share with other researchers, the makers of then-dominant browser Mosaic included it in their bulletin to all users. The website I made from my PhD research is still online.
This democratic new medium excited me and I switched careers to digital media.
That career has taken me through being webmaster for a Financial Times company, running my own business, and into the BBC where I have served as game designer, radio producer, and digital producer and project manager - running the BBC Internet Blog, for example.
I also produce a niche radio show broadcast on London art radio station Resonance FM. I've interviewed Members of Parliament and globally known poets and philosophers, and the programme has been nominated for a national media award. Most recently, I have crowdfunded, researched, and produced an ambitious narrative history series.
I also enjoy singing, and have passed the auditions to busk on the London Underground. I also enjoy get-together games. Over the years, I have created websites for storytelling games I have run, as well as some supporting vignettes and optional rules that other players sometimes find useful.