Who am I?

My name is John and I am a developer & founder born and raised in Scotland.

I live in the beautiful city of Glasgow in Scotland, but I also find myself in Edinburgh, London, and further afield from time to time for work or pleasure.

I’m currently working as Head of Engineering for MedicBleep, where we build a secure chat application designed specifically for hospitals.

What do I do?

A developer by trade, I work with various companies on designing, architecting and building complex systems to help solve real world problems. This might include building code, or designing how a system work, researching a technology, or establishing the root of a systemic problem. From time to time I also do one-on-one mentoring and coaching if the technology or project interests me.

Outside of commercial projects, I contribute to open source projects such as Diplomat and do limited amounts of pro bono work for organisations which I care about.

Who am I working with?

Among many others, my client list includes:


For general inquiries, or to discuss a project, please email me at

About this site

This blog is written in emacs, using the ox-hugo plugin, which allows me to write my articles in org-mode, and publish them in Hugo. The theme used is called “tale-hugo". The website is then deployed to netlify.

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