I'm Rory, a freelance developer and creative technologist. I've worked with all kinds of organisations, from startups to universities, helping them take their early stage concepts to completion.
I enjoy sharing and advocating the advantages of digital technology (especially open ones). Away from the glow of the screen, I deliver training on software development, open data, and civic tech.
The BitBarista is a hacked DeLonghi espresso machine with its own Bitcoin wallet. It acts autonomously to buy and sell coffee, and at times using the cryptocurrency to pay users for maintenance. Built for the Department of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, the BitBarista is one of several artefacts being used to research cryptocurrencies and the new wave of IoT infrastructure.