a work in progress

I am one of two cofounders of Converge, a startup we founded in late 2014 to build a physical intelligence layer for the construction industry in order to address the glaring efficiency and sustainability problems in what I would argue is one of the world's most fundamental industries. As CTO I lead the technical functions in the business and spend most of my time on technical architecture and vision.

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 which I completed my thesis on the temperature bounds on x-ray jets in the solar atmosphere.

I have been programming for most of my life, initially in Python, Javascript, and various shell languages, but now most of my time is split between continually honing my environment (ArchLinux) and experimenting in Haskell.

My core interests are in architecture and the built environment (especially the construction of future environments and how such environments influence the social structures that develop); the intersection of human rights and cyberspace; and inducing social change to tackle large-scale human problems like climate change (as a counterpoint to techno-optimism/fatalism).

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