I am an antisocial hiker and tattoo enthusiast who occasionally moonlights as a Software Engineer / tech leader. I am not, nor have I ever been, on any sort of social media so I would not recommend looking for me there. (Okay, actually, I am on LinkedIn, but only to sparingly use it for its original intended purpose, and not whatever uninspired social network route it seems to be going down these days.)

I graduated from UCL with a degree in ancient history which I did not get to use because I then went to a web-dev bootcamp, which skills I only vaguely used as I did not become a web d3vel0per but somehow ended up deep in cloud computing.

In other lives I was a bar/nightclub manager, a copy-editor/proofreader, and an ESL teacher (this one in Rome).

I now live in East London with my wife (also an engineer), our many cactuses (cacti? cactae?) and our kitten Pantalaimon.

My pronouns are she/her.

I try to dedicate a few hours a week to mentoring and teaching minorities in tech. My free learning resources/tutorials are available here. If you or someone you know is new to the industry, is trying to make their next move, or is just looking for some general advice, please feel free to reach out. I can’t promise my advice will be any good but I am happy to be a sounding board or sanity-check!