Hello, I’m Adam.
I’m a computer person:
- By choice from a young age. I was lucky enough to have a BBC Micro in my classroom at primary school in London when I was five. I was the kid who wanted to do stuff the teacher didn’t tell us to do. I was hooked.
My parents went out on a limb to support my love of computers. When I was six, we got an Amstrad PCW 8256 with CP/M and Mallard BASIC.
Over the next few years, I spent a lot of time messing about with autoexec.bat and config.sys, and put my first website live from a school computer lab where I definitely did not also sneakily use the Duke Nukem 3D level editor.
I fell in love with Apple Hypercard when I was 12.
- Professionally since 2005. I worked in the financial technology industry for 15+ years. I have held roles combining technical operations leadership and technical architecture, with some development, support, and customer consulting roles thrown in.
I’ve worked with banks and stock exchanges all over the world, as well as network carriers, internal and external sysadmins, product managers, development teams, corporate IT, platform vendors, and sales/account management. I work on both sides of the SaaS fence.
More recently, I have taken on an Infosec role. I’m a firm believer that the right kind of automation – built in collaboration with those who will use it – can make a big difference.
My employer does not represent your thoughts about my endorsement retweets.
In other news, I love my family, cooking, music,
travel and the great outdoors.
I prefer to work late at night, but if appropriately compensated I will also push buttons and think thoughts during standard office hours. You can certainly talk to me before I’ve had my coffee, but I don’t recommend it.
I was born in Japan, grew up in England and Germany, and now live in Canada. I’m still English, and I’m Canadian too now.
No-one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Adam.