Edward Welbourne's Curriculum Vitae

Portrait I'm a highly experienced and flexible software developer, with a strong focus on maintainability and portability (between different CPUs and operating systems). I also routinely deal with emerging issues, both in software and in the process for its development and maintenance, before they become problems. Together with learning my way around each code-base, this has made me one of the developers others routinely come to for help and advice.


I have been employed since the 1980s as a professional software engineer with incidental responsibilities ranging from training colleagues, user support and product documentation to UNIX system maintenance, language design and in-house tool development.

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Every job I've done has called for, and taught me, new skills. My short summary of where that's brought me to date shouldn't be regarded as final: I continue learning. Along with various skills specific to the work in which I learned them, I've learned to develop reliable and maintainable systems of software.
Education (beyond school)
1982–1985 – University of Cambridge: Bachelor's Degree
2nd class honours in Mathematics at Cambridge as a scholar of Trinity College, after which I stayed on for the rigours of
1985–1986 – University of Cambridge: Part III:
specialising in Theoretical Physics; followed by a year (1986–1987) supervising (mostly) final year students. Cambridge upgraded my BA to an MA in 1989.

As a student I edited the journal, Eureka, of the university society for Mathematicians (the Archimedeans), of which I was first Publicity Manager and later President. Other undergraduate follies, too diverse to enumerate, ranged from organising my college's contribution to The Rag in my second term to participation in public debates at the Union Society.

My early interest in theoretical physics and mathematics has never faded; I'm a pattern juggler; I play card games; I sometimes have the courage to dance to live bands when they play in my favourite pubs; and I like walking in the hills when I get the chance. But mostly I get my enjoyment in life by spending time with people ;^)

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