Hello, my name is Dan Harris and welcome to my website. I am a 21 year old technology enthusiast who has recently graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Computer Science (first class honours). I am currently working for Netcraft as a software developer.
Skills & Interests
- HTML + CSS/SASS
- React + Redux + Reactstrap
- PHP with Symfony 3, FatFree
- Static site generators e.g. Jekyll and Hugo (used for this site)
- Python with Flask, Django
- Perl 5
- Unit testing (JUnit, pytest, jest)
- CI / CD
I’ve always been interested in the deployment and management of medium to large scale networks. This ranges from things such as virtualisation and hypervisors to automation and configuration management through tools such as Ansible. I aim to build a network like this in a home environment, which I will document on my blog.
I would consider myself a Linux advocate, having used it since 2009 and as a main operating system since 2018. I also try to use open source software wherever possible. My current distro is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with stock GNOME 3 as the desktop environment, however I have used distros such as Debian, Fedora, Arch and OpenSUSE in the past.
Created as part of my final year dissertation at university, this is an implementation of a network which conforms to the proposed Web of Things standards by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).
14 November, 2019 / 6 minutes
As part of my final year project at university, I created a basic implementation of a Web of Things network (more information can be found on my project page). It was my intention to carry on developing this project once I graduated, and evolve it into a much larger system than merely a proof of concept as it currently stands. I’m a bit delayed but now is the time to begin making those changes.Read More