About Me

Looks like you found my website. I suppose introductions are in order.

My name's Tristan, I'm an avid Dutch-South African software consultant working in the UK. You probably either met me at an open source conference, a hackathon, a badminton session or at a roleplaying table.

If not, well, this is also a great place to "meet" me. Have a nosey!

This Website

There is not a whole lot here at the moment.

You may find the following interesting though:

  • A little web app showing off what WebGL can do in combination with the JavaScript Audio interface.

My Work

I'm a software consultant working for Codethink in Manchester, UK. Our specializaiton is open source software, so this has allowed me to directly contribute to a number of open source projects, notably BuildStream, an integration tool for large software stacks.

I've given a couple of talks on it, as well:

  • Build meetup 2017
  • Build meetup 2018
  • Build meetup 2019

Outside of work for Codethink, I'm generally interested in things such as NixOS and other tools that assist maintaining Linux systems - mostly born out of my pursuit of the perfect Linux desktop (feel free to have a browse through my dotfiles).

I also just enjoy Programming, my core languages currently are Rust, Python, Lisp and JavaScript (including a number of frameworks and tools for these), although I have hopes to eventually reduce these to just Rust ;)

If you're interested in seeing these things for yourself, visit my Gitlab and GitHub pages.