My name is John Ward, day-to-day I’m a Software Architect / Engineering Manager. I’m also a Open Source Maintainer, 3D Graphics and Rust programmer. I am the maintainer for GNOME’s Quadrapassel game and for the library the Rust client to Apache Kafka (kafka-rust).
My day job is an Engineering Manager and Software Architect working with a high tech company called Dematic / DAI. 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, working in the telecommunications/semiconductor / automotive industries, working on exciting projects. Here is my Github.
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.
Away from the office, you will find me spending time with my family, on a windy beach kitesurfing, paddleboarding, or out on my bike heading up a mountain road or trail.