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Steve Huckle - freelancer

Programming, App Development, Systems Integration, Web Design & Development
http://glowkeeper.github.io/

Who I am

I have many years of experience in IT. In the past, I have been a UNIX System Administrator, an Audio Programmer in Games, a freelance Programmer, and a Web Developer. Currently, I am writing up my thesis for a PhD in blockchain technologies, which I'm doing at Sussex Uni', where I have developed distributed applications such as ReportAid (https://github.com/glowkeeper/ReportAid), a prototype dApp to help increase the trust of humanitarian aid reporting. The apps' frontend uses React + TypeScript + Redux, a technology toolchain I have really enjoyed using. I hope to do some more!

What I do

I'm a capable programmer who is comfortable in most tech' environments, so if you're looking for a bit of experience, do look me up! I also enjoy writing and presenting, so if you have any public engagement opportunities, do look me up, too!

Who I do it for

I am a highly experienced and skilled programmer who would add lots of value to your project. If you are working on an open source app' or the digital commons arena, and you need a coder or a tech'-aware copywriter, please get in contact. Get in touch, too, if you are a socially conscious organisation that puts some good back into the world; I'd love to help.

Meanwhile, I am currently nearing the end of a PhD in blockchains, a distributed technology that has allowed me to reflect on whether there are alternatives to the hegemony of a centralised, monopolised and hierarchical industrial economy that is our current Capitalist system, replete with its inequalities and systemic failures, such as climate change.

I believe the open source/digital commons movement is the seed of that alternative. That offers a model of production that differs from market-based property regimes. Digital commoners produce value by sharing resources freely within their communities; and by making goods freely available, the movement creates assets that, as opposed to Capitalism, are much more socially egalitarian. Theirs is the freedom to know rather than the freedom to own, which is an ideal I share.

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