About

I am:

  • A father
  • A snowboarder
  • A computer programmer
  • A scuba diver
  • A twin
Cape Town, January 2017
Cape Town, January 2017

The personal stuff:

I grew up in Africa, have lived in Munich, Seattle, Berlin, and London. I’ve been to 32 countries, and am fluent in three and a bit languages.* I've jumped out of aeroplanes, experienced the tail-end of the border war and have titanium in my shoulder.

Personal projects include this web site, Interact, and building radio controlled cars. Actually mostly trucks.

The professional stuff:

I’ve been programming computers since 1986. I helped build Africa's first online banking web site, wrote tariffing engines for mobile phone operators in Europe, and designed a secure remote access solution for the Ministry of Defense in the UK. More recently I prototyped Nokia Maps for Windows Phone. Organisations I've worked for include Freeway Data Systems, Microsoft, and Nokia.

These days I guide the definition, design, implementation and operation of large software systems. I manage people, process, and projects, as well as quality, security and governance/operational objectives. I also speak at events about making software, being an IT architect, and IT consulting.

The technical stuff:

Wittenburg.co.uk is getting old now. It's a multi-layered and multi-tiered client/server application I put together in 2012. It consists of this web site, which displays content, and a Windows client, which manages content using store-and-forward -based synchronisation. More information is available here.

* Mon français est de la merde.

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Last update: 8/14/2018


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