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πŸ–– Hello and welcome. I'm a tech lead/enthusiast based in Wales, UK. My main interests are indie and open-source projects, web and mobile technologies, serverless, IoT and automation.

πŸ’― 100 Days to Offload

I'm taking part in the 100 Days to Offload challenge in 2021.

Read more about it and see what I've written so far for this challenge.

Quick background

πŸ’‘ Since 2016 I have been Chief Technology Officer at enterprise SaaS company Simply Do Ideas . Before this I was a software engineer at Chaser .

πŸŽ“ I completed my PhD at Cardiff University 's School of Computer Science & Informatics in 2015.

πŸ€“ I worked on the IBM-led UK MoD and US Army Research Labs coalition ITA project as a postdoctoral research associate.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« I lectured the Advanced Computer Science MSc module Web & Social Computing and the Computer Science BSc module Human-Computer Interaction .

What's on this website?

πŸ“ I write about technology and things I find interesting on my blog ( RSS feeds available).

πŸ“” I maintain a collection of notes (Recently updated: Plain Text Accounting).

πŸš€ I publish additional content on my geminispace at gemini://g.wilw.dev (see this post for help with opening this link).

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Some of my research publications are available here.

πŸ“¦ I work on and maintain a number of projects.

πŸͺ΄ Find out more about this website and its purpose.

How to contact me

You can follow me on Mastodon (πŸ“£ @wilw@fosstodon.org ) and Pixelfed (πŸ–ΌοΈ @wilw@pixelfed.social ).

You can also get in touch on Matrix (@wilw:matrix.wilw.dev ) and Telegram (@wilw88 ).

Recent posts

πŸ“ Six months of Invisalign 12 April 2021

Back in November I started an Invisalign course to help straighten my teeth. Invisalign works like traditional braces, but is instead formed…

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πŸ“ Is Facebook scraping the Fediverse? 7 April 2021

I don't use Facebook often. In fact, I only have an account currently because our company uses the "Login with Facebook" functionality in…

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πŸ“ From Apple Mail to Spark to Thunderbird 4 April 2021

Like many people, I own and manage multiple email accounts - for example, some are for work, for home, or for specific projects. I used to…

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