I am a software engineer & researcher based in Ireland working for Hipo. Over the last 6 years at Hipo I have been a technical lead, researcher & backend developer on projects for our clients in a wide variety of areas, including fintech, event managment, natural history curation, sports apparel, health care and most recently blockchain based decentralised finance.
Recent R&D projects have included blockchain, computer vision, image classification with deep learning neural networks, natural language processing for chat bots, and handling large hierarchical datasets in Postgresql.
I occassionally speak at conferences, usually about Web & Python related topics.
I also develop Pico, an open source HTTP API framework for Python.
Previously I was a PhD Fellow and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Centre for Geocomputation at NUI Maynooth, Ireland. I was working in the area of computational social science. My research focused on developing methods for understanding societal level behaviour from human activity datasets.
In a former life I was an international racing kayaker. I still occassionally kayak, run and cycle.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
My open source projects can be found on my github page.