Hi, I’m Alex.
I’m a software developer at the Wellcome Trust and an open-source Python developer. At Wellcome, I’m helping build a new platform for searching and storing our digital collections. It’s taking Wellcome’s assets – books, archives, images, and more – and presenting them through consistent, well-designed APIs.
I contribute to open source Python in my free time, including the Hypothesis testing library and the hyper-h2 HTTP/2 stack. I’m one of the organisers for the PyCon UK conference, and I’ve given a number of talks about Python (among other topics).
The site focuses on programming, with the occasional venture into accessibility, maths, bits of travel advice and Victorian engineering. It’s as a way to sharpen my skills in writing, and improve my ability to explain my ideas. If that sounds interesting, I have an infrequently updated blog.
I hope you enjoy the site.
|15 May||Falsehoods programmers believe about Unix time|
|13 May||Creating a locking service in a Scala type class|
|1 May||Finding unused variables in a Terraform module|
|28 Apr||Reversing a t.co URL to the original tweet|
|23 Apr||Some tips for conferences|
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or I’m @alexwlchan on Twitter.
For anything related to Wellcome, email email@example.com.