John Ward

John Ward, Head of Software, Open Source Maintainer, Dad, Husband, Cyclist and Kitesurfer


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John Ward

My name is John Ward, day-to-day I'm the Head of Software for DAI / Dematic. I’m also a Software Engineer, Open Source Maintainer and 3d Graphics Programmer. My day job is the Head of Software managing teams of software engineers to deliver high quality software. Software Engineering is what I love doing, as I spent many years as a Software Engineer / Project Manager / Technical Lead / Group Manager (LinkedIn Profile [here][linkedin]) working in the telecommunications/semiconductor / automotive industries, working on exciting projects. Here is my [Github][github]. When I am in the office (pre-COVID), I am based right in Cheadle with DAI, who are part of the thriving technology scene. I have been programming since the ZX Spectrum (+2 with Cassette!- not the original) and BBC Micro was first released. I also worked on one of the very first smartphones the Nokia 6600 and Nokia 7610.