- A father
- A snowboarder
- A computer programmer
- A scuba diver
- A twin
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 languages. I've jumped out of aeroplanes, experienced the tail-end of the border war and have titanium in my shoulder.
The professional stuff:
I’ve been programming computers since 1986. I helped build Africa's first online banking web site, written 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.
Companies I've worked for include Microsoft, Nokia and EDS. Clients I've worked with include the BBC, ABN Amro, the London Underground, the NHS, the UK Ministry of Defence, Marks & Spencer, Vodacom, BAE Systems and the UK Border Force.
These days I guide the definition, design and implementation of software systems. I manage people, process, and projects, as well as quality, security and governance/operational objectives. My expertise encompasses
- Software and system design
- Mobile, desktop, server and cloud
- Governance, and programme and practice management
Personal projects include this web site, and Interact.
The technical stuff:
Wittenburg.co.uk is a multi-layered and multi-tiered client/server application. 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.