My first programming job was at the age of 13 and I've been coding all hours ever since. I am a Java programmer by day, Go, Python, Grails, Clojure or Android hacker by night. I currently work as a software developer for Specsavers in the UK. Previously I've worked at Virgin Media, The AA and smaller firms in the insurance and publishing sectors.
I compete in local/county powerlifting competitions for fun and to keep fit. Powerlifting is a sport that challenges physical and mental limits.
I'm a keen advocate -- as many are -- of open source and standards. You can find my code over at github, Google Code where projects such as Ant TODO, Pyela (a Python Eternal Lands networking framework), and a Google Wave API are hosted.
As if programming wasn't enough, I write about it too! Everything from software design, Java, enterprise software, Maven, Clojure and Linux - all available here.
I'm a Kettlebell enthusiast to assist with conditioning and stamina.