Born in Scotland some time ago in the last millennium. Left school with no qualifications but have always worked in a technology related job, usually involving fixing technology of some kind. Completed my degree and most of my qualifications later in life. Now working as an IT Lecturer in a further education College and still enjoy learning myself and fixing things.
Currently working with young adults and trying to promote coding and IoT. I love all things retro and have a vast personal collection of technology and other collectables.
I love gadgets and creating projects using Raspberry Pi’s and other computing devices. My house is full of finished and half-finished projects around IoT and smart hom e technologies.
I’m looking forward to leaving teaching shortly and starting a Senior IT Technician role and getting back to supporting and troubleshooting IT Systems.
Likes (in no particular order): Retro, Kayaking, Swimming, Cycling, Squash, Drive in Movies, Warner Bros Studios, Car Boot Sales (the best place to get some retro bargains, Ebay, Amazon, Music, Horror, Red Dwarf, Games, Xbox, Total Annihilation, Titanfall, Arcade machines, Raspberry Pi, Amstrad CPC464, Mattel Aquarius, Ocean Colour Scene, Films, Gameboy, Nintendo 3DS, iPhone, Treadmill, Pond, Dodge Nitro (my car), SCUBA, Star Trek, my friends & family, Sinclair C5, Garmin 1000, Trek Madone 2.1T, Microsoft Band, Dagger 13.5, Food, Beer, Cider, Brighton, Chilli Festival, Portsmouth, The Big Breakfast, Top Gear, Quiz Nights, Zorbing, Formula 1, Pool, Snooker, fast cars, pets, dog walks
Dislikes: Lettuce, Queues, Olives, Meetings, Burnham Beeches (after they enforced dog control orders), Slough Borough Council (shocking customer service), Virgin Media, Road works, traffic Lights, car drivers who show no respect for cyclists, Mrs Browns Boys
Location: Langley, Berkshire. England
Education: East Berkshire College, Open University, Bucks New University
Employment: Holly Digital, CBS Business Equipment PLC, East Berkshire College