Head of Technical Operations

Where do you find a home when you have a passion for “the intersection of politics, society, freedom and technology”?

mySociety, apparently — well, that’s where Sam has ended up, via a degree in Sociology and a liking for Linux.

Sam joined mySociety in 2016, taking on responsibility for looking after our servers, stopping our sites from falling over, saving us from spam attacks, and taking care of all the other crucial and highly complex tasks that help the rest of us get our jobs done.

The happiest people, so we are told, find a way to make money out of the things they like to do. Sounds like Sam got that memo: “I’ve worked in the tech industry since 2005, when I decided to turn my interest in Linux and Open Source into a career.”

Sam also lists travel, science fiction and fantasy, mythology, magick and ancient history as some of his many interests.

Sam is fluent in: spinning plates and negotiating with teenagers.