Hi! I've been developing in PHP since the 3.x versions came out in 1998, leaving behind the frustrations of Perl syntax and Java compilation times. In more recent times, I've been the Development Manager at a dotCom incubator responsible for finding, hiring and mentoring awesome developers to work in awesome project teams working on, err, awesome projects!
At times the architect. At times the technical lead. At other times wearing the "one who broke the build" cardboard box on my head.
I'm a huge advocate of the 'continuous learning' aspect of a developer's career and the joys of discovery that it brings.
It may come as no surprise, given that I wrote the "More Pub Time Principle", I'm not averse to talking tech over a large and tasty pint of Guinness.
When not coding, writing or carousing, my job in life seems to be as the full time personal live-in slave to two black cats called Louis and Mina at their home in London, England.