Mike works for the Met Office in the Observations R&D team, for Lightning Detection and Radar.

Previously Mike was an Associate Lecturer for the OU, working on courses relating to IT and robotics.

Prior to this, he had been working in the IT industry since 1987, with experience of all sizes of computers, from mainframes to smartcards. His main focus has been on server programming, with security a key area.

Mike is an enthusiastic supporter of free and open source software, and has made minor contributions to a number of projects, including Regina Rexx (including RexxUtil and Rexx/CURL packages and a service wrapper for Rexx on Windows), cURL, libssh2, Magic Mail Monitor, ePiX, PuTTY, OpenSSL and vsftpd.