Screaming in the Cloud: Using the Cloud to Preserve the Future

Early last year, in a fit of lockdown-induced ridiculousness, I wrote some code that turned DynamoDB into a calculator.

This caught the attention of Corey Quinn, another lover of ridiculous ideas, and he invited me on his podcast, Screaming in the Cloud, to talk about what I’d done. We had a fun conversation about how I wrote the calculator, some of the digital preservation work I do at Wellcome, and how the cloud factors into both of those. You can listen to the podcast or read a transcript at

(The episode was posted in October, but I forgot to mention it here because I’m a scatterbrain.)