Archetypal geek, works on the trading floor for investment banks and specialist investment funds.
The work I do is small systems and tactical development: much of it in Excel, some of it in C# and Python, with occasional excursions into SQL Server, Oracle and KDB. Analysis and User Interface design is more than half of the work in small systems, but you won't see any of that in the answers I put up on Stack Overflow: the Stack is mostly about code and coding.
I have worked on larger systems, both as a developer and a technical lead for large-scale remediation and control projects.
Outside of my work, I amuse myself with origami, Limericks, cycling, and dining out. I also practice Aikido as a 4th Dan, and I am a regular participant in the Dan gradings and the courses held by the Ki Federation of Great Britain around the UK and Europe; and an occasional visitor to Aikido clubs around England, Scotland, New York, Paris and Vancouver.
I am currently working on getting my French back up to conversational standard, and sorting out an Irish passport: I anticipate working in Paris, Amsterdam, and possibly in Switzerland, during the next 5-10 years.
London, United Kingdom
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