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Hello and welcome. I’m a technology lead & enthusiast in Wales. I enjoy πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ fitness, I love to ✈️ travel, and I’m a 🐢 proud dog dad!

I’m into startups & small businesses, indie or open-source tech projects, and self-hosting.


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.

πŸ“¦ I build and maintain a number of projects - both open-source and commercial. I am a co-founder of Trialflare.

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 (πŸ“₯ RSS feeds available).

🌱 I curate a collection of thoughts, links and notes.

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

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

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 directly with me on Telegram (@wilw88).

Recent posts

Becoming a Dad Through Adoption 15 July 2024

A few months ago, the boy that my husband and I are in the process of adopting came to live with us for good. It was such an incredibly amazing day, full of a mixture of hugely strong emotions, that I... (18 minute read)

'Valuable Humans in Transit and Other Stories' and 'There is No Antimemetics Division' by qntm 2 July 2024

It’s not too often that a book really makes you think – whether this is about yourself and your own position in the universe, or just about bizarre or interesting concepts. I’ve rece... (2 minute read)

Cross-publishing web content to Gemini 1 June 2023

My personal website is generated using Hugo, which allows me to write nearly all of the actual content itself in plain markdown files. I also maintain a Gemini capsule (hosted at gemini://wilw.capsule... (2 minute read)