I am a South African living in Oslo, Norway. My work at the University of Oslo involves building infrastructure, tools and services to enable the storage, sharing and analysis of sensitive research data. Some of my professional interests are visible in the code I write in my free time. Feel free to browse my CV for more information.


The surprising joy of programming in PL/pgSQL - Implementing Mandatory Access Control with Row-Level Security in PostgreSQL, 2018-11-16

The best boulder I have ever climbed - Reflections on perfection, 2018-10-30

Why I work - On motivation, 2018-10-26

Six years in Norway - Language, Identity, Landscape, and Politics, 2018-10-26

Changing jobs - Reflections on my time at Telenor Digital and the University of Oslo, 2017-01-29

Elements of perfection in bouldering - Pictures and thoughts from a month of bouldering in South Africa, 2016-08-11

Climbing progression in perspective - A friend's amazing recovery, 2016-06-06

A non-experimental investigation of God (and/or religion) - What role does religion play in my daily life?, 2016-05-12

I wanted to write about - Gender equality in the tech world and the importance of political action, 2016-03-04

Ten years of yoga - The good, the bad and the irritating, 2015-12-27

Trends in open access data - More positive than I had assumed, 2015-12-07

Git for research - Basic commands to get started with git, 2015-11-05