Likes to be seen as a poet, writer, a lover of nonsense, surrealism and whimsy.

Managing Director of Shadowcat Systems a software consultancy in the North West of England.

A community contributor who has organised the London Perl Workshop on 10 occasions along with the FLOSSUK Spring conference, Barcamps, Dynamic Languages Conference and Quality Assurance Hackathon.

A member of the Perl Foundation and a Director of both FLOSSUK and the Enlightened Perl Organsiation.

Contributes to his local Lancaster community via Digital Lancaster, Independent Lancaster and the Ethical Small Traders Association.

A lover of communities and the social mix that is humanity. Blessed with melancholy, feels he is both a champion and a sceptic of the future.

Studies the cliche that is humanity as an amateur with a powerful microscope and a zoological guide to the mating habits of the hermaphroditic annelid.

Identifies as a male, but otherwise refusing to be easily defined. He is an advocate of; change, equality, aspiration, opportunity and education.

First Loss

We stretch beyond midnight

Lost in the ignorance of desire

Our steam locomotive breath

Tracks escalating rhythm


Tympanic oceans surge

On cardiovascular estuaries

Until we reach the breach

And shudder in relief.


Together, we lie alone

As time decays the passions

Lost to our reflection

Trace conflicting memories


Swift feelings bring swift regrets

Dressed in shadows of denial