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

I’m interested in πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ fitness, I love to ✈️ travel and explore new places, and I’m a 🐢 proud dog dad!

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.

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).

πŸ“” I maintain 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

From Google and Apple Photos to Photoprism 25 November 2022

A history of media storage solutions Back in 2021 I blogged about how and why I wanted to switch from Google Photos as a storage solution (and source of truth) for my life’s photo and video libr... (5 minute read)

Tailscale: multi-service HTTPS on a single machine 27 October 2022

HTTPS on Tailscale Tailscale’s HTTPS feature is an excellent tool for adding TLS connections to web services exposed over the tailnet. Although traffic over the tailnet is encrypted anyway due t... (4 minute read)

Note-taking apps: Bear and Joplin 2 October 2022

The Bear notes app has been my go-to notes app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad for some time now. It’s got a great UX, a customisable UI, and is one of those apps that feels like a (clichΓ©d) β€œde... (3 minute read)