Gavin Reynolds

Geek, engineer, sysadmin, developer, photographer and automation/politics nerd.

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I live in Glasgow, Scotland. I work for Chef Software as a Professional Services Engineering Consultant and previously as a Customer Success Engineer. We enable the “Coded Enterprise” through infrastructure, security and application automation, helping organisations overcome complexity and rapidly ship infrastructure and apps anywhere.

I was previously employed at Glasgow University SRC as their IT Manager with wide and varied responsibilities, ranging from IT ops, infrastructure automation and application development to advising the organisation on any/all technical topics both inside and outside of IT.

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 with a BEng in Civil Engineering. My undergraduate thesis was an investigation into Genetic Optimisation of Structural Systems.

During my time at the University of Glasgow, I was actively involved in Subcity Radio as both IT Systems Manager and all round geek as well as performing similar roles with their parent organisation – GUSRC.

In 2009/10 I went on to do an MSc in High Performance Computing at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, University of Edinburgh. My MSc dissertation was an Investigation into different methods of fast polynomial evaluation.

After graduating from my MSc, I undertook a PhD at Glasgow with a focus on the application of High Performance Computing to structural & material science problems. However, due to a change in plans I decided to leave after a year and subsequently was employed full time at GUSRC.

I’m also keenly interested in politics, technology, gaming and photography.