Andy started hacking as a teenager when microprocessors were first available and you had to build your own computer.
His software career has included the spectrum of computing ... from Cray supercomputers to embedded controllers with IPv6 mesh networks.
Since 2000, Andy has been working in the areas of building automation and the Internet of Things, including technical lead for ekoLiving, resulting in the MeemPlex open-source project.
Establishing the Melbourne HackerSpace in 2009, Andy works at being part of a growing and passionate technical community that accomplishes game-changing hacks, welcoming all who are interested, regardless of experience.
Co-founded LIFX in 2012, which began as a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and is now a consumer electronics manufacturer of Internet connected LED lightbulbs.
Since the start of 2016 at a new start-up, Andy has been developing drones with real-time telemetry and video processing via machine learning (neural networks).
Andy is also a committer to the Eclipse Paho team (IoT and MQTT).