I am an experienced technologist who establishes technical infrastructure and fosters social patterns that enable collaboration, participation, and innovation. As a co-founder of Sukey, I helped create a platform to keep demonstrators safe, mobile and informed. Additionally, I've been involved with other initiatives like UCLOccupation, OccupyLSX tech, CryptopartyLondon, Hurricane Hackers, Open Source Ecology. I have also had the experience of living in an Eco Village for 5 years. My background includes working in industry for various companies while participating in local Hackspace communities around the world. Embracing hacker culture, I repair and modify my own belongings as well as assisting others to become more empowered through this approach. I hold a BEng with honors from Durham University and am a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Overall, my work focuses on creating transformative solutions using open source hardware and software and civic media tools such as 3D printers or apps designed for direct action while promoting positive change through global collaborative efforts.
IT / Engineering Consultancy
Freelance IT Consultant and professionally registered Electronic Engineer, I bring a unique combination of passion and expertise to the table. My extensive experience in engineering consultancy, embedded development, security consulting, web development, and business development makes me an invaluable asset for businesses seeking to optimize their digital presence while ensuring reliable systems integration. This is what "full-stack" looks like.
Security Engineering and Cybersecurity Consulting
In the age where most devices have an IP address, security engineering in hardware design and product development is more critical than ever. It is important therefore to ensure robustness from the ground up. In today's interconnected world, safeguarding hardware design and product development is crucial to maintaining integrity across all aspects of your business. With my expertise in security engineering, I can help you create secure products that protect sensitive information while adhering to industry standards. Having secure hardware and systems is only a part of the puzzle, those systems also exist and are used in the world, by real people and on the public internet. Together we can create personalized security strategies, reliable network or hardware designs or custom-made employee training programs that reinforce your business against cyberattacks. Don't leave the safety of your digital domain to chance – let's collaborate, tell me about the needs of your organisation and I will provide exceptional service to bring you peace of mind and guide you towards a secure future!
Green Engineering and Sustainability Consulting
Let's put aside the empty gestures of green-washing and superficial corporate social responsibility, leaving them to decompose with the rest of the 💩 on the compost heap. With my love of nature combined with my engineering expertise, I express my preference for resilience and sustainability in both system design and also in my personal life, I can confidently guide businesses and individuals genuinely committed to enhancing their resilience and sustainable practice with integrity.
Dragon Dreaming Intl
IT and Web consulting for the Dragon Dreamining project's international website and to support the working group.
Participative digital fabrication for endangered species conservation. Twitter actuated 3D printing in a custom display case installed in a shopping centre in central Berlin in order to engage supporters both physically and digitally to raise money to support Cat-Ba Langur conservation and protection.
Electronic Medical Records
Designed, tested and built solar-powered HF radio-synchronised electronic medical records system and communication network deployed in 'extremely remote' health clinics and hospitals around Lake Tanganyika.
Open Source Ecology
Designing open source hardware and machines, DIY industrial and agricultural processes.
Open Source 3D printing. Multiple builds and community contributions to the popular RepRap project (REplicating RAPid prototyper).
Improving energy efficiency through ‘conversing’ with buildings and users in an engaging manner.
Electro Accupuncture / TENS Device. Classic 4 @ Harmony Medical. Languages: c, cpp, asm, python.
Practising voluntary minimalism, learning about forest ecology, community living, permaculture, medicinal and edible herbs. Forest bathing.
Grassroots, global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor, PGP, OTR, disk encryption and VPNs to the general public.
Bootstrapped the tech team at a student occupation (which became a hub of a national movement) together with other fellow nerds, students and volunteers.
Participative Digital Fabrication Space in a Residential Project for people migrating from the Middle East.