a work in progress

I am one of two cofounders of Converge, a startup we founded in 2014 to use physical data from construction sites to close the $1.6T productivity deficit in the industry. In my capacity as CTO I work a lot in both embedded systems and also complex event processing, ML, and cloud-based software development. Unfortunately I do not spend as much of my time programming as I would like these days, but I have been at it since I was a small child, starting with Python and butchering DOS games. These days I have a strong interest in functional programming (it appeals to the mathematician in me), as well as stream processing and distributed systems. I am also increasingly diving into statistics, specifically machine learning as we introduce more intelligence into our platform.

Before founding Converge, I was a star-fancier-in-training at King's College, Cambridge, where I read Natural Sciences, followed by an MSci in Astrophysics.

In the small amount of life one is allowed outside one's startup, I am very interested (and dismayed) by the effect of corporate and state surveillance on society, as well as the effects of the internet on shaping human preferences.

You can talk to me on Twitter, where I am @gideonfarrell, or by email, by emailing gideon [at] gtf [dot] io.