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

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 (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.

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 directly with me on Telegram (@wilw88 ).

Recent posts

πŸ“ Server back-ups with Restic 27 November 2021

A while ago I posted about how I back-up my personal servers to Backblaze B2. That approach involved adding all of the files and directories…

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πŸ“ Nightfall City 25 November 2021

From the hills of Dusk's End to the small alleys of Main Street, you feel drawn to the lights of this vibrant metropolis in an uncharted…

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πŸ“ Webzines 20 November 2021

I've really enjoyed my recent discovery of a couple of traditional-style webzines. Webzines (sometimes referred to as online magazines, or…

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