I’m Rory. Freelancer and creative technologist.
The majority of my work involves web and mobile applications for start-ups just getting off the ground. Now and again I run courses on Ruby on Rails web development. I'm also a Cleanweb organiser, where I help provide a platform for people working in technology and sustainability.
You can find some of my open source work on Github.
Projects and work
For most of 2014 I was a technologist in residence at Clackmannanshire Council as part of the Open Data Scotland programme run by Nesta with partners around Europe. Along with 4 other 'code fellows', I helped facilitate and advocate the use of open technologies & development for the benefit of local authorities. To find out more about the work, download the Open Data Scotland Programme Report.NESTA | Code for Europe
The Cleanweb Initiative provides a platform for entrepreneurs, researchers, and organisations applying internet technologies to drive improvements in sustainbility. The organisation has a growing number of communities around the globe. After discovering the organisation in late 2012 I decided to establish a community in Scotland. The group has now been involved in runnning talk nights and events such as Startup Weekend Glasgow, the first event of its kind.Cleanweb Scotland on Twitter | Cleanweb UK
A research project exploring our connection to the supply of energy. onSupply works with the citizens of Tiree to co-design and prototype new energy awareness devices to help communities to reflect on energy availability. As a partner on the project, I assisted the Catalyst team in prototyping energy awareness devices and interpreting energy data.Tilley the Turbine output estimator | A look at UK energy demand
A web and mobile application designed to help balance the needs of medical students and staff. The application provides a check in system to help inform students and staff around ward busyness.
An arduino and twitter hack inspired by the Tramway's Albert Drive project twitter data. Each tile represents a twitter user. When connected together the display shows a conversation between the two people. This hack was developed in a weekend as part of Culture Hack Scotland 2013.
There's a video of my presentation at CHScot on Vimeo.Code on GitHub | CHS 2013 on Flickr
A mobile application written in RhoMobile and published for Android. The application provided bios, event information, and a news feed for the 2012 Olympics.