If you want to get in touch, my public email address is oliver at cpan dot org. I will respond promptly unless on vacation. The blog on this website is no longer maintained.

Originally from the North of England, I’m a geeky 30-something living near to Reading, in the UK.

My professional field is computer networks, currently as the Head of Networks and Security at ECMWF, a world-leading supercomputer site and weather forecasting centre. It’s a demanding and highly rewarding job, which I enjoy very much.

Spare time is spent snoozing in the conservatory, having a beer, cycling off-road and other general outdoorsy activities which remind me of Yorkshire. Oh, I also hack a bit in Perl.

Perl you say? It’s no longer a part of my day job but still a comfortable place to play, with a boss community. These two posts share my feelings pretty well. I’m a core developer of the awesome Netdisco management system.

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