I'm a client side web developer based in London, working for The Guardian. In previous incarnations my role has also included backend web development, and I run a music webzine which uses these skills.
In my spare time I'm a keen road cycling enthusiast, music nerd, cook and guitar player. I also like typography, web design, reading, underground culture and reading reddit till my eyes bleed.
I'm currently interested in topics including the social web and its impact on modern society, the role of newspapers in the 21st century and different ways of gathering information and representing it.
I'm also toying with mobile web development and trying to figure out the secret to making a useful app that actually solves problems. I'm an Android fan through and through and you can examine my puny efforts on github.
If I was the type to use location-based tools there'd probably be a snappy widget here telling you I'm eating croissants in Soho or something, but since there isn't, assume I'm eating a bacon sandwich in South London somewhere.
I've been at The Guardian since August 2010 and before that worked in Leeds for a what's on magazine. Prior to that, I studied English at Leeds University and don't regret it for a minute, honestly.
I've been running my music webzine Scene Point Blank since 2003 and can usually be found tweaking site features, writing album reviews and obsessing over site analytics.