Vb/C#.Net — my language of choice since 2003. I've used it to write database systems, scientific simulations, blog engines, and innumerable scripts for various purposes; I'm deeply familiar with its best practices, standard libraries, etc. and continue to follow the language's development. For web development I mainly use, and am most closely familiar with, Asp.net, but I've also used PHP among others. I favor a test-driven approach, using third-party tools such as Selenium, Jenkins, etc.
Other languages — I write PHP when I need to do get things done in Wordpress; I wrote a lot of Haskell for my PhD, and it's a beautiful language but these days I prefer a more agile approach; I know Objective-C and have written some iOS apps for personal use; I'm also competent in Java, Scala, C, LISP and various shell scripting languages, though they're not where I prefer to spend my time.
I'm an experienced Windows/UNIX/Linux/BSD/OSX sysadmin; I've set up and maintained servers running Nginx, Apache, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SELinux, etc. and am comfortable working with virtualisation tools such as VirtualBox, Vagrant, Ansible, SaltStack, Chef, Fabric, Virtualenv. For version control I favour Git, but I also know Mercurial, Subversion, Darcs and CVS. I have handson experience with Amazon AWS as well.
I'm a father and software developer. I do a few other things, of course, but family, friends and software are what I am most passionate about. I'm an easy-going and friendly guy who loves to meet new people and hear their stories. I'm flexible and work well in a team or individually; I'm self-directed and I love learning and problem solving.
I'm a skilled and confident communicator, both verbally and in writing. I love explaining things.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking and scrambling, yoga, meditating, dancing, singing, and making music with computers and other instruments.
As of mid 2016, I live in Wellington, New Zealand - World's most beautiful country.