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.
- 17 SepSigns of the time
A few lessons I learned while doing the signage for this year’s PyCon UK.
- 13 SepPyCon UK 2018
It’s almost time for this year’s PyCon UK. What I’m doing, where to find me, how to have fun.
- 26 AugMaking the venue maps for PyCon UK
A quick braindump of my thoughts from drawing some venue maps for PyCon UK.
- 25 AugImplementing parallel scan in DynamoDB with Scanamo
Prototype code for running a parallel scan against a DynamoDB table, and using Scanamo to serialise rows as Scala case classes.
- 13 AugIdeas for inclusive conferences and events
A collection of ideas and suggestions for running conferences which are more inclusive and accessible. Based on my experiences at AlterConf, PyCon UK, and similar events.