About Pat

Photo by Pete Yandell

I am a software developer and event organiser based on Wurundjeri land — known more commonly as Melbourne, Australia — and I would like to acknowledge the elders past and present of these traditional custodians of my home.

I have had the pleasure of working with many amazing teams both here in Melbourne and remotely as a Ruby contractor, and now I am the CTO and cofounder of social impact startup Limbr, which is focused on making mental health care acceptable and accessible. I am passionate about the internet, music, politics, comedy, bringing people together, and making a difference. And pancakes.

When it comes to code, my primary language (since 2007) is Ruby, and my focus has always been on web development. I also run the Heroku add-on Flying Sphinx, and I write plenty of open-source code.

I prefer my politics with a healthy dose of compassion, science, feminism and intelligence, as anyone who has followed me on Twitter for a while will be aware. I try to walk that talk, but there's always room for improvement.

You can find me on Twitter, GitHub, and Last.FM.

Header image of Melbourne taken by Michael Koukoullis, photo of me taken by Pete Yandell. Styling of this site by Mark Brown.