- a full-stack software developer hailing from Adelaide but currently in Melbourne, Australia
- building a mobile app to improve foreign language skills through conversations with a deep-learning agent.
- fascinated by the idea of machines communicating intelligently with humans.
I blog about:
- using F# for conventional software development
- deep learning/NLP models, whether old and new
- the trade-offs involved in solutions to practical software problems.
- for my current project:
- Flutter (Dart/Java/Objective C)
- the right tool for the right job, which at various times has included:
- C/SDL (basic game dev)
- Java (university/client work)
- PHP (first product attempt)
- Clojure (discovered functional programming)
- C#/WinForms (own/client work)
- help organize the Melbourne Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence meetup group
- have a First Class Honours degree in law, where I wrote my thesis on the relevance of failed referenda to constitutional interpretation.
- have another degree and diploma to round out my education in courses as diverse as Computer Science, German Opera, Philosophy and European history.
Earlier in my career, I:
- developed Lexico, a platform using machine learning to help draft and review legal documents
- helped manage Tesco’s joint venture property portfolio in China, including its eventual exit from the country.
- worked with malware and networks in a top-secret position in Australia’s signals intelligence agency.
- Mandarin Chinese
- fluent the day I left China; now just “pretty good”
- a notch above “conversational”.
My open source work includes:
- the F#/Giraffe and F#/Azure Functions code generator for the OpenAPI generator project;
- a reimplementation of CouchDB plugin for Flutter/Dart;
- an event-based mailing system.
You might also find me dabbling in electronic music, boxing or reading.