DJ works on developer outreach and advocacy in SAP’s Developer Relations team. He’s been hacking on SAP enterprise software for more than three decades, and has a strong connection to the Open Source community too.
He’s contributed to the SAP, Perl, XMPP (Jabber) and Google developer communities and most recently has been sharing knowledge on SAP Fiori and SAP’s UI5 toolkit. He was made an SAP Mentor in recognition of his contributions to the SAP Developer Network and community which he co-created in 2003.
He’s been a member of SAP’s Mentors Advisory Board, and also a member of SAP’s Developer Advisory Board.
He teaches kids and teachers to code. He ran a CodeClub in his local village school, is a voluteer at Manchester CoderDojo, a STEMnet Ambassador and in 2013 ran a centre in Manchester for Young Rewired State.
He is married to his theoretical childhood sweetheart Michelle, and has a son, Joseph, of whom he is very proud.