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.
- 13 NovKeeping track of my book recommendations
The three lists I use to manage my book recommendations.
- 8 NovMy visit to the Aberdulais Falls
Pictures from my trip to the waterfalls and former tin plating works at Aberdulais.
- 2 NovFinding SNS topics without any subscriptions
I’m trying out Go, and I wrote a tool to help me find SNS topics that don’t have any subscriptions.
- 29 OctHow do you hide a coin for 400 years?
Late night musings on an unscrupulous time traveller who wants to cheat at archeology.
- 22 OctCustom 404 responses in Finatra
A snippet for returning a custom 404 response in a Finatra app when somebody requests a missing page.