Here's what I get up to in my spare time:

London Hackspace

I co-founded London Hackspace in 2009 along with Jonty. It's a non-profit community workshop (or Hackerspace) for people to share knowledge and equipment, which now has more than 1200 members.

I'm still a trustee and involved in the day-to-day running of the space, accounting, admin, and all the boring bits.

Electromagnetic Field

In 2012, Jonty and I started Electromagnetic Field — a weekend camping festival for geeks, makers, hackers, scientists, and those with an inquisitive mind. Loosely based on the big German and Dutch hacker camps, EMF happens every two years and has grown from five hundred attendees in 2012 to more than 1500 planned for 2016.

EMF is entirely non-profit and now relies on the work of more than 100 amazing volunteers.

Spacelog & Earth Lens

I'm a big fan of space exploration and its history. As part of the lovely /dev/fort, I managed — twice — to convince a group of smart web people to help me work on space-related projects of mine, for a week. In a fort.

At /dev/fort 5 we built Spacelog, a site to browse the transcripts of NASA's human spaceflight missions in a lovely format. At /dev/fort 8, we built Earth Lens to browse astronaut photography of Earth.

Everything Else

When I get enough time to work on other projects, I have a particular interest in software defined radio, brewing beer, hydroponic gardening, and lasers.