My name is Nick Pateman and live on the south coast of Blighty and I work as a software engineer for tax services. I was first exposed to programming when I was roughly 4 years old, I would watch my mother type basic games out on a Dragon32 from a book. Back then you could actually buy books with source code in, crazy, but I was fascinated how typing this weird language onto the computer could make things. My mother let me help at times, and as I got older I started fiddling with parts of the code to see what would happen.
Fast forward 35 years later and here I am, still just as fascinated with code but with a much greater level of understanding (well I like to think that's the case anyway). I've worked in a few areas of IT, from control systems automation, to content protection with media synchronisation, all the way to IT security via cloud distributed 2-factor authentication. In each of those areas, the types of solutions I have had to create and be part of, have covered a huge area of computing. And the crazy thing is, I still haven't scratched the surface.
It's not all work work work though, occasionally I do have fun, actually I try and fun as much as possible. I love taking photographs, listening to music, reading, watching films, creating things (not always using a computer, but mostly) and knocking back a glass of wine or two.
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