Ian holds a first degree in Engineering and a PhD in parallel computing. During the early 1990’s he parallelized grand challenge applications in science and engineering. After a frenetic period of multiple startups in Silicon Fen, as a founder, angel investor and board member, he returned to the University of Cambridge.
As CTO at CARET, Ian has been deeply involved with CamTools and Sakai, as well as other community source projects such as Kuali Student. He is leading development of the new kernel (K2) for Sakai.
Ian is always ready to plan for the big picture, starting work now on the software that will support what he knows University will need in the future. He cares passionately about creating software which is easy to use and does what people want, and loves talking to students about what they want from Sakai.
Ian was awarded one of the first Sakai Fellowships, and speaks regularly at open source conferences and events around the world.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys exploring anything cool and interesting on the web, algorithms, and offshore sailing out of wireless range.
ian @ caret.cam.ac.uk
01223 765 369
1st Floor, 16 Mill Lane
- Committer on the Apache Shindig project, the reference implementation of OpenSocial specification lead by Google.
- Fluid project member
- Senior architect, Sakai project