Howdy! Let me introduce myself; my name is Marcus Povey, and I’m a software developer / full stack software 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.
Most recently, I’ve been heading up a team of skilled software engineers developing software to facilitate and deliver cutting edge science across Europe, primarily in the fields of structural biology. I collaborate with some of the most important centres of scientific excellence, across Europe and beyond. I am involved in some of the most important and large scale EU Open Access projects developing new ways to access and reuse scientific research, including helping with the response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. I have spoken at large scale scientific conferences, and have helped shape EU data sharing policy.
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, ride motorcycles, and pilot light aircraft.