Jonathan Conway

Everything you wanted to know about me and never wanted to ask

  • Me and my wife before she fell ill with cancer

Work life

  • Wrote my first program at the age of 6 on a Commodore VIC 20 in Basic. Moved onto coding on the Amiga and then PC coding in C
  • I’ve been working in technology since 1996 when I started making BBS loaders in x86 ASM for some fun and fame
  • I was a full stack engineer before full stack was a thing back in 2000, when I slung Java, HTML and horribly horribly written Javascript
  • Started the UK’s first dedicated Ruby on Rails consultancy back in 2005. Grew the company to a couple of million in revenue before I sold my share in order to work on more product focused roles
  • Since then I’ve served as:
    • CTO and VP of Engineering in multiple startups
    • Technical authority for digital tranformation projects within Finance and UK Government
  • Co-author of the UK Open Banking specification (payments and security)
  • My technical specialties are:
    • Digital transformation
    • Go
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • Flutter
    • Cloud architecture, infrustructure and automation (AWS, GCP)
    • Product development
    • Open Banking, PSD2 and payments

Personal life

I’m married with three wonderful kids. Trying to get back into photography but we’ll see how it goes.

Random facts:

  • Fought/won both locally and internationally in WTF style Tae Kwon Do and freestyle martial arts tournaments
  • Currently into Olympic weight lifting/powerlifting I still lift heavy, I’m just more concious of longetivity rather than competing. Like the great man Stan Efferding once said. If you want to be strong and healthy in sport, don’t compete.
  • I’m mixed race eurasian

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