Alex Muller

Alex Muller in France, September 2012

I’m a graduate of the University of York with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Maths. I worked at GlaxoSmithKline, a large pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company, from July 2010 until September 2011. I finished my final year of university in July 2012, in which I learnt loads of Python, a ton of probability & statistics and took a course titled “Crypto, Attacks & Countermeasures”. And I had an incredibly fun final-year project to boot.

Life’s brill. I loved my final year of university so much that I had to look up the source of a quote that keeps coming to mind. Turns out it’s apparently Confucius:

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I’ve worked in Research and Development at News International, where a normal day revolved around creating prototypes of web applications in Ruby on Rails.

Right now I work as a software developer on the GDS Performance Platform, as part of the Government Digital Service. There’s a lot of Python, Ruby and MongoDB and a little bit of lots of other things. I’ve already learnt a ridiculous amount about configuring servers (using Puppet).