Staff engineer. Working on cross-team engineering work including designing and building tooling for automatic identification of service and team ownership within the GitHub.com Rails monolith for code review, issue triage and service-based on-call rotations. Use my expertise in maintaining and contributing to open source software to provide internal product feedback and mentorship to other engineers across the company.
Previously, technical lead on GitHub Sponsors. Improved GitHub for open source (collaborating with Google, Microsoft and Facebook) conceiving and building Open Source Friday, helped build Open Source Guides and other GitHub open source programs. Improved GitHub.com database performance, process and tooling. Built Strap (replacing Boxen) which reduced development downtime for all GitHub-employed engineers. Improved the GitHub API and web hooks platform by fixing bugs, building process and conceiving and creating new APIs. Originally hired to improve the quality of GitHub Enterprise and measurably improved it through bug fixing and improving manual QA, CI, packaging, deployment, automation and ChatOps for the release process.
Project Leader and longest-running maintainer (over 10 years). Invented Homebrew binary packages (bottles) featured in Apple’s Touch Bar MacBook Pro keynote and used by Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Fix users issues, plan roadmap, create and manage security program, make new releases, teach new maintainers and contributors and develop features in Ruby and Bash. Started a successful Kickstarter project which was funded in two hours to create a Jenkins CI system for Homebrew. Installed servers into data-centre and keep them running. Ran and mentored students in several Google Summer of Codes and an Outreachy for Homebrew to successfully attract new maintainers. Brought Homebrew into the Software Freedom Conservancy for 501c3 non-profit status in the USA and financial sustainability. Organised first ever Homebrew maintainer meeting.
Creator. A script to bootstrap a minimal macOS development system. Built for GitHub (replacing Boxen) to reduce development downtime for all GitHub-employed engineers.
Maintainer. Like Ruby’s bundler but for non-Ruby dependencies from Homebrew and various other sources. Brought into GitHub organisation and integrated with the rest of the Homebrew ecosystem.
Creator. A small application to delete your old, unpopular tweets.
Creator. An inactive podcast that assumes it’s normal for working dads to be present in their kids’ lives. We speak to fathers about their work-life balance and what works (and doesn’t) with their kids. Was hosted by Paul Campbell and I.
Maintainer. Implemented language translations support and workflow, general bug-fixes and development. Managed community.
Maintainer, program manager and lead engineer. A program and site encouraging regular contribution to open source software during work hours.
Creator. Official TextMate bundle providing programming languages linter functionality.
Creator. Official TextMate bundle providing GitHub Flavoured Markdown extensions to make working with GitHub Flavoured Markdown nicer.
Author. An opinionated, intermediate/advanced Git book.
Hired to improve the quality of GitHub Enterprise and measurably improved it through bug fixing and improving manual QA, CI, packaging, deployment, automation and ChatOps for the release process.
Full stack engineer developing Rails/MySQL back-end and Coffeescript/SASS front-end. Developed features, APIs and optimised performance. Setup Jenkins CI and automatic Chef deployment for Rails and mobile applications HockeyApp deployment. Managed and improved AWS EC2 infrastructure.
First non-founder employee and lead developer for Mendeley Desktop. Setup all Linux servers and software systems. Created a workflow focused on quick deployment and high quality through automated Buildbot builds, tests, CPack packages for Windows, Mac and Linux. Designed, ran technical interviews and personally recruited three engineers.
Ported Qt/MSVC++ application from Windows to CMake, macOS and Linux. Fought for successful Linux port. Proposed, implemented the successful rewrite of problematic contracted legacy code creating a faster application and happier users. Designed, implemented the REST XML protocol used between Mendeley Desktop and Web.
Creator. A small web application which runs scripts from web hooks.
Creator. A small application to lock your old, closed GitHub issues.
Creator. Rake build system for generating Manning DocBook and PDF files from AsciiDoc.
Maintainer. Added HiDPI support, merged contributions and fixed bugs.
Creator. A collection of Qt wrappers for macOS’s Cocoa widgets.
Maintainer. Added support for Mac OS X 10.6 and Qt/Cocoa, added CPack packaging support and macOS installer creation, migrated to Git and bug fixing.
Added CPack packaging support, Windows support, other features and bug-fixes.
Technical lead for team that created the analysis mode and integrated Valgrind’s Memcheck, Callgrind and Cachegrind tools. Personally focused on tool visualisations. Released in 2.3.0.
Worked on KDE on Mac integration/bug fixing. Improved the KBlog XML-RPC API for KDE 4.0 API freeze. Added rich-text support and posting of journals (as blog posts) from KOrganizer which was released in KDE 4.1.
Wrote WM8711 Linux kernel driver which was released in 2.6.26.
Added the CMake build-system and migrated to Git. Released in 0.9.
Improved support for parsing and generating non-Qt C++ code. Released in 0.2.0.
Added OpenDocument support and JFreeChart integration. Released in 3.2.beta1.
Fixed a noisy LCD issue. Released in 126.96.36.199-rc2.