What is your top tip for someone looking to work in your specialist area?
Master Bash, automate everything.
What impresses you in a CV?
Genuine passion for TDD.
If you could go back what 3 tips would you give to your younger self?
TDD, TDD, TDD.
What tech are you most excited about for 2017 and why?
Rust, as it enables one to write very efficient code in a functional style. This will pave the way for seriously advanced AI.
What is your prediction for the world of tech in 2050?
A small handful of Mathematicians will control an AI that will automate all jobs.
Ultimately do you think tech will save the world or end it?
That depends on the psychological stability of the Mathematicians that control the AI that controls the Virtual Reality that houses all of humanity. The only thing that prevents people distributing their wealth/control/power is fear that it will come back to bite them, hopefully they won’t have such fears. We’ll see!
If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?
The present, and the event is now.
What single message would you send to an advanced alien species?
We could really do with a hand you lazy sods!
How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
I’m not going to tell you because then you’ll use the same plan!