Howdy! Let me introduce myself; my name is Marcus Povey, and I’m a software developer / full stack engineer currently based in Europe. My clients include software houses, financial and governmental institutions, news agencies, and companies both large and small.
I have helped build life saving medical software, secure messaging systems, high performance video platforms, and Open Source projects used around the world.
Previously, I was the technical lead on the Elgg project, an Open Source social networking platform. This software is used by companies, universities and governments around the world to improve the efficiency of communication both internally and externally. I am also involved in the development of the Known platform, a modern social publishing platform that incorporates many Indieweb technologies.
Outside of my professional life, I am passionate about travel. I live a fairly nomadic existence, and am always interested in exploring and living somewhere new.
I also collect hobbies like precious shinies.
Right now I am training a number of martial arts (currently Judo, Capoeira, Boxing, Muay Thai and Krav Maga), I enjoy rock music, power lifting, archery, black smithing, I climb when I can, and pilot light aircraft.