I am currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Builders, working on the next big thing in HR tech alongside a team of B2B SaaS experts.
Working within business requirements to design software architecture for today that will support us tomorrow is what I do.
My style of technical leadership and software architecture are not ivory tower exercises. I'm a developer first, check out my GitHub.
"A passionate, dedicated developer, Saul's heavily driven towards creating well-architected, maintainable code using sound development practices. His suggestion of a machine learning algorithm for classification based upon free-text descriptions was incredibly useful and time-saving, a testament to his university education and the effort he puts into learning. He's thrilled by learning new technologies and I've no doubt that he will have a fantastic career." -Alan Pearce | Former Senior Backend Developer at Studio-40
I'm a developer first, so programming is what I'm all about. I strive to write elegant, expressive, clear and concise code.
I particularly enjoy collaborating on research and writing with some of the incredibly talented people I know.
I find teaching and training others very rewarding; an opportunity for both teacher and learner to grow their expertise.
Whether it's an emerging technology or an established standard, there's always something else to discover.
I deliver talks to all kinds of audiences, from academics to people from outside the field of computing entirely.
Sometimes, I write about stuff on my blog about teaching, infosec, formal methods and sometimes music and language.
Stats certainly aren't everything, but here's an overview of what I've been up to recently.
Pushes to GitHub this month
I got a boxed copy of Visual Studio 2005 for my birthday way back. Since then I've been writing code as a freelancer, full-time employee in industry or just to give something back to the open-source community. These days, I spend most of my time in a leadership capacity mentoring, coaching, supporting and guiding my technical teams as we work together to build amazing software.
I believe that the most effective tech leaders work within the development team, alongside their colleagues towards a shared vision while taking collective pride in their craft.
"The power of Open Source is the power of the people. The people rule." - Phillipe Kahn
If you're looking for videos, slides and papers associated with my past talks, you can find them below.
I began working towards by BSc. in Computer Science at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK.
I started working at a web development agency, where I had the opportunity to more fully develop my skills with LAMP, Node.js and Git. Starting in late 2014, I moved to a different company working in C# on a new hotel and flights booking product.
I returned to Teesside University for my final year, where I designed Crisp, a minimal extensible Lisp dialect that runs on .NET/Mono.
I graduated with first class honours, and decided to take my education further, and learn how I could help educate others in the process.
I started working towards my Ph.D. in verification techniques for software security, while working as a graduate tutor and part-time lecturer at Teesside. I will graduate in mid 2023.
I joined BreachLock, a leading pentesting-as-a-service provider, and used my blend of cybersecurity, computer science and AI/ML skills to push our technology forwards, assuming the role of Head of Software Engineering in mid-2021.
I began working on the next big thing in HR tech as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Builders Studio, alongside their team of B2B SaaS experts.
Feel free to contact me.