Software developer and open-source enthusiast
I am primarily a software developer with a passion for online communication. I wrote my first chat app when I was 11 - it ran over an RS-232 link and fit on a floppy disk.
After hoarding various personal projects on my hard drive for many years, I became enamoured with the concept of open-source. A number of projects I started and published openly became thriving communities - through which I have met, worked alongside and become friends with, many amazing people.
One particular community I became a part of was XMPP, and after various roles over the years, I am currently the executive director of the XMPP Standards Foundation.
When I’m not coding (or tinkering with electronics), I enjoy reading, making music and walking among trees.