About Me

Jeremy has a long background in software engineering and technical design, as well as social services and various other trades.

Having his first piece of software completed at the age of 9, a future mired in IT with people was inevitable.

Jeremy is currently building up www.esportspools.com

Before that he was the Technical Director of www.metrolyrics.com and an independent contractor & consultant. The previous six was years with Jelsoft.  While there he worked on the design and development of their flagship product vBulletin, (up to version 3.8, under the moniker of Jerry).

Prior to vBulletin, Jeremy worked for several years as a senior engineer for Cable and Wireless, the 3rd biggest supplier of IP services to FTSE350. He worked as  part of the architecture and development team who, were the global design authority for C&W's 'Internet applications platform'.

The combination of working with clients such as the British government conjoined with one of the biggest IP providers in the world, means Jeremy is no stranger to developing systems architectures on a global scale. While being mindful of the social systems that they interact with.

Jeremy has also worked on large scale systems for Lockheed Martin UKGS which gave him experience working on secure government systems, as well as on open public systems.

And of course, and predominately open source where ever possible.

While in the UK he also worked with ID Media as a part of the engineering department, and was responsible for delivering internal seminars on communication and the understanding of technology.

Though his early career Jeremy has worked in social services with people with disabilities, as well as those at risk for self-harm in a number of care in the community establishments as well as residential care.

He is a natural communicator and teacher who, in addition to being a trained counsellor, chef and masseur, he is also a qualified sommelier, archery coach and motorcycle instructor.With passions for SCUBA, golf, reading, and random school courses he's rarely bored.

As for graduate and above, Jeremy holds a degree in Software Engineering Management B.Sc. (Hons), and is currently engaged in a Masters Degree in Systems Thinking.

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Over the years of dealing with technology, systems, organisations, people and typically all at the same time he's amassed a few thoughts, which he has decided to put together here to share with people.

Maybe you've experienced the same, and can add some humour, or gain another perspective, and share with us all in comments.

Either way, be safe and take care of yourselves.

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If you want to know more , or get in contact for some challenges your having with software or teams systems, or pose a question here are the usual links :

Profiles links and interviews  : www.metalcat.net

Contact : @jeremyhutchings