I am Derek Troy-West, I specialize in building highly available distributed systems.

After more than a decade in London, U.K. I am now based in Melbourne, Australia with my young family and old greyhound. My experience spans telecommuncations, life assurance, funds management, international retail, and investment banking.

I’m a practitioner of a range of languages, Java being the bedrock of my experience and the JVM my natural home, more recently I’ve become an enthusiastic proponent of Clojure.

I have made contributions in varying amounts to the following Open Source projects:

My first experience writing code was on a ZX Spectrum 48k, I still think of Chuckie Egg occasionally.