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I was born in Manchester and now live in Yorkshire.
Until 2010 my day job was writing code for devices running linux, and then we moved to Germany where my wife worked full time and I stayed at home to look after our son, while completing an MSc in renewable energy. We're now back in the UK and I'm looking for energy related work.