Hi, I'm Ross, I create, maintain and support things - mainly websites, applications and innovative voice services and occasionally paint stages with light.
Around 175,000 people signed my ePetition to urge the Government to reconsider the West Coast Main Line decision ending 15 years of Virgin Rail in the UK. The competition has been cancelled, keeping Virgin on track until at least 2017.
Mostly, I build and maintain VoIP solutions based around the open source Asterisk and FreeSWITCH and have developed voice services for some of the UK's market leading ITSPs and business telecoms service providers.
These days I can be found wearing the Voice Operations Manager's hat at Simwood.
Also an aspiring Theatre Lighting Designer and Technician with some experience developing innovative interactive architectual lighting projects and control - I recently documented the Philips Hue API.
Previously employed as a web developer, I've designed and built standards-based websites and applications for regional airlines, national broadcasters, universities, theatre companies as well as both national and local businesses.
In 2007, I launched "Traffic" the first UK-specific iPhone web-app and, in collaboration with the talented Ed Lea, we launched the first ever native MMS app for the iPhone.
I integrated text messaging and lighting to provide a unique lighting installation for a leading SMS provider in their new premises - an 18th century church.
I have also built a custom application to handle the voting, and generate professional visuals, for Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision SMS Text Voting in an unusual meshing of my IT and Theatre experience.
StageLamps is one of my own ventures, supplying lighting and consumables to the entertainment and architectual lighting industries.