I'm currently at Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, building mobile apps for iOS; advocating for ethical software design and usage; and championing an inclusive, healthy tech industry that works for everyone (not just us nerds!)
My pronouns are he, him, his.
The opinions on this website are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or practices of Zuhlke Engineering Ltd.
Here are three disturbing ideas:
There is more infrastructure in the world than you think; The infrastructure you rely on is more vulnerable than you think; The people in charge of managing that infrastructure either don’t realise that it’s infrastructure, or don’t care. What do I mean by ‘infrastructure’? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as:
infrastructure (noun) The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. (Read on...)
Today is Pride in London. Many tech firms have been festooned in rainbow bunting for the last week, and some app developers have even changed their apps’ icons to suggest solidarity with LGBTQ+ people.
It’s important to remember that Pride is, fundamentally, a protest. This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, when the queer community in New York City rose up against the police’s violent oppression—an uprising led by drag queens and queer people of colour. (Read on...)
I've written an article for a book! Machines, Code, People is a compilation of articles written by people at Zuhlke, and I've contributed a short article: “If you like it then you shouldn't put some code in it.” It discusses the tendency for us to think we can solve everything with code.
You can read the whole book online, or you can buy a dead-tree version of Machines, Code, People at Amazon Germany. (Read on...)