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offline Ian Lawrence

Ian Lawrence Member since 1970-01-01

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  • Interest - Programming, Testing & reporting bugs, UI Design, Web

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Hi there. My name is Ian Lawrence and if you made it this far (hey, this isn't exactly easy to find), it's either because you want something I have or know how to do, need to talk to me about something, or are curious about who I am.

In 1992, I obtained an BA degree from the University of Portsmouth, where I defended my dissertation on recycling strategies.

I started working as a teacher. I then discovered computers and taught myself how to code in ColdFusion. My first contract was at the BBC in London in 2000 and was a disaster. The masochistic side of me kept pushing me on to more contracts and then I found Free Software and Unix, and everything changed. I've been working on both ever since. I've contributed to various free software projects, and I am a developer for maemo and Ubuntu Mobile. I like writing technical documentation and maintaining my blog.

I am currently responsible for the Liferea RSS Reader port to mobile linux handheld devices.I get to speak and do interviews too sometimes.

My main extra-professional interests are Metareciclagem and Bricolabs

I like travelling, language, nature and intelligent people.

I currently work at INdT, the Nokia Research Institute in Amazonas where I can combine my love of nature with my love of code.


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