About

I’m currently a Research Assistant at the Oxford e-Research Centre, working on large scale data distribution, testing and performance for the CRISPSKA project. I am also a part time MSc student on the Software Engineering course at the University of Oxford

Previously, I was a developer working for Usay Business in the areas of information management, ecommerce, infrastructure, and security and a Portal Developer for Janet (UK) working on various projects.

My main project is the Open Correspondence website to data mineĀ  nineteenth century letters. I’ve contributed to the Open Shakespeare project, namely providing the Milton resources and trying to install the Xapian search engine. I’m interested in developing resources for literary computing which are easy to use and install. I’m a member of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Digitial Humanities Working Group.

I blog about children’s literature and science fiction over at Yatterings and a currently researching a book on New Weird and post-Cyberpunk fiction (aka the books I loved whilst working at Forbidden Planet).