Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I have worked with Microsoft Visual C++ since about Version 2.1. I have been playing with the .NET Framework and C# since it was in beta but have been using it commercially since late 2002.
I originally started programming when I was about 9 years old, on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum with an amazing 48K memory! Natuarally I went for a computing degree. After leaving university I co-founded a company that developed a GIS product but am now working for an insurance company in Glasgow.
I am very active in the user community. I am a core member of Scottish Developers, and am responsible for arranging developer events in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. I am also a Member of the British Computer Society, a Code Project MVP 3 years running and now a Microsoft MVP.
Outside of software development, I am also the Vice President of Education of the Edinburgh Branch of Toastmasters International, an occasional cyclist and amature photographer.