I'm Laurence. I currently work as a HPC Software Specialist for Johnson Matthey, looking after on-premise and cloud HPC solutions and broader research computing environments.
Before this I worked in the Research Software Group, providing BEAR Software services, at The University of Birmingham as a Senior Research Software Engineer (although I did less programming then than when I was a System Administrator - I should do a blog post about that!). My staff page(last retrieved 2019-06-04) on our website had this summary of me:
Laurence has 10 years experience as a high performance computing (HPC) system administrator, at both Birmingham and Loughborough universities where he spent a substantial amount of time helping users with their HPC jobs and troubleshooting HPC software problems. He was heavily involved in the procurement of the latest iteration of BlueBEAR, as well as two clusters at Loughborough, and is a RedHat Certified Engineer. Prior to this he was a software developer writing stock management systems for car and tractor dealerships. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.
This Blog replaces my old Wordpress one and uses a single source to generate a public and private set of pages with notes, musings, technical content, moans and general randomness.
This iteration of my Blog uses Jekyll to generate the static HTML you are now reading.
For more information see the first post I did on this Blog, in which I talk about my thoughts, rational and intent with this change to Jekyll.