I’m a software engineer and former journalist with an unusual combination of strong communication and technical skills.

Experience

Senior Software Engineer, BBC, London

2016-Present

Helped develop the software that BBC journalists use to create, update and publish news stories on the Web and mobile phones.

Gained Proficiency in Scala, Javascript, React and Amazon Web Services.

Senior Software Engineer, Bloomberg LP, London

2007-2016

Led development of new content management software for Bloomberg News’ 2,500 journalists.

Proficiency required in C and C++, Javascript and Python.

Team Leader, European Legal News, Bloomberg LP, London

2003-2007

Formed Bloomberg’s first legal team in Europe, recruiting and managing a dozen reporters to write about court cases and regulatory decisions, with reporters based in London, Brussels, Paris and Berlin.

Editor, Bloomberg LP, London

2001-2003

Edited news stories on several teams, guiding reporters from story idea to publication and coordinating coverage of events.

Section Editor, IT Week, VNU Business Publications, London

1998-2001

A founding editor for a weekly newspaper covering the tech industry in Europe.

Reporter and Columnist, PC Week, Ziff-Davis Inc., Medford, MA

1990-1998

Wrote about the tech industry in the U.S.

Reporter, Rutland (Vermont) Herald and Claremont (New Hampshire) Eagle-Times

1987-1990

Covered crime, courts and local politics as a general newspaper reporter.

Education

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

History BA, 1988

Volunteer Experience

Food bank, Saint Gregory the Great Parish, South Ruislip

2016-Present

Help run and supervise a weekly distribution centre for the Hillingdon Foodbank.

Jesuit Refugee Service, London

2018-Present

Volunteer detention visitor for asylum seekers and refugees who are being held at Europe's largest immigration removal centre, near Heathrow.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society, South Ruislip

2016-Present

Member since the re-start of our parish chapter. I provide some IT support and currently serve as the secretary.