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 work across the embedded systems side (although it's not my area of expertise) as well as data processing pipelines, semantic understanding, and general system architecture.
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, starting with building little toys in Python (and continually breaking my OS — I grew up on Linux thanks to one of my uncles), and then moving on to butchering DOS games. Now my interest mostly lies in functional programming, especially having discovered Haskell, and ways of building complex ontologies which map to the "real" world.
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 email, by emailing gideon [at] gtf [dot] io.