I am a developer advocate at Microsoft. I was introduced to coding during my early years in primary school and got introduced to HTML and CSS in secondary school… and was later on introduced to C/C++, C#, MATLAB, Mathematica and Assembly during high school and university. But I never considered myself a coder until I was doing my PhD.

This is a place for me to document things I have learned, projects I am working and share my views on a combination of topics. You are likely to see posts on community building, open-source, coding (polyglot), data science things and other topics I find interesting. I do not always have time to sit down and write about everything I have been doing here. But I write for other blogs, including the Python Software Foundation blog.

Since my PhD, I have been a bit obsessed with all the things related to data analysis and visualisation. However, I have never set a formal path to document the things I learn and the things I struggle with. I started this blog last year (2017).

What I am doing now?

I tend to keep myself busy, so you will find that I am involved in multiple projects at the same time and you will surely see me tweeting about events, conferences, and other projects I collaborate to.

  • At the moment I am working as a developer advocate for Microsoft UK.
  • I am a certified instructor and trainer for the Carpentries.
  • I am the lesson maintainer for the Python ecology lesson for Data Carpentry.
  • I am the diversity and accessibility chair for the RSE Conference.
  • I co-organise the UK NorthWest PyLadies chapter.
  • I am organising Avengers for better science and will coordinate the Collaborations workshop 2020!
  • I am a trustee for the UK RSE Society.
  • Editor for the Journal of Open Source Software.
  • I am a Software Sustainability Fellow.
  • I collaborate on the OpenScience MOOC for the Open Source Module.

Follow this place to keep up to date with the things I am doing!