About me

My name is Rich. I'm a software engineer from south Birmingham, UK.

During the day I'm a software engineer for ZenEducate.com, working on a Ruby on Rails and React application.

I have over 10 years experience with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. I also have experience with relational databases; MySQL (10+ years), Postgres (3+ years).

Additionally, I have experience with Elixir/Phoenix, PHP, Python, VueJS, ReactJS, NodeJS, ExpressJS, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes and many more.

Feel free to drop me an email at [email protected] and request my résumé if you want to know more.

Outside of my day job I'm a keen photographer, gamer and mountain biker. In fact I spend a lot of my spare time riding bikes all over.

I own two mountain bikes; a Carbon YT Jeffsy 29er (2017, pictured) and a Commencal Meta Hard Tail (2019). Both fantastic bikes to ride.

This is the office space I share with my beautiful wife. We converted our spare bedroom into a usable area for us to both work and relax in. This is where I spend most of my coding/gaming time (I'm the one on the right).

Desktop / Gaming rig
  • AMD Ryzen 3700x
  • ASRock X470 Taichi
  • 48GB 3200Mhz DDR4
  • Nvidia 1080 GTX
  • Dell U2515h 25" 1440p IPS (60hz) monitor
  • AOC 24G2U 24" 1080p (144hz) monitor (not pictured)
  • Mouse is Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB
  • Keyboard is Ducky One 2 Mini RGB (not pictured)

I use ArchLinux as my main operating system. I normally dual boot into Windows, or run Windows in KVM VM with GPU passthrough, whenever I want to game. You can learn more about my setup on this post or from my dotfiles.