- 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 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.