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Owen Niblock
Works at JCB
Attended University of Warwick
Lived in Cwmavon, UK
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Part 1 in my plan to stop having to make decisions for myself:

Happy New Year - please help me by filling this out :-)
Happy New Year! It's a new year so I have some decisions to make... Welcome to the very first of a set of monthly emails begging you to fill out a survey for me. Part social experiment, part idea for a new show, part me being lazy, part fun. Particles! So last time I got you to help me become a ...
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Say it with fruit this Christmas. Because nothing says I love you like a lychee.
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I would have to agree.
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Picturepark did a lovely profile piece on me after the Sitecore connector I wrote for them
Owen Niblock is a software developer who contrasts his digital profession by also being a stand-up comedian. “Computing is in my blood,” he says. “I’m type O 11
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We have over 250 members which is pretty amazing. Low level of engagement though. Anyone got any ideas for things we can do to make this community really useful and to make it work for you guys? 
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Declan is an amazing guitarist - those of you on my Facebook will get this twice. So listen to it twice :D It's awesome.

And for a great charity.
New charity vid has finally arrived!

Please share this around as all money made from single sales is going to the Philomena Project.

Please share/give generously!

Many thanks!

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Amazing bit of driftwood Jazzy and I found on the beach in Aberystwyth. Looks like a Van Gogh painting.
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Nappy yew hear.
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Happy Christmas! 😃
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I had an idea for a thing. Help me become a mainstream success by filling in this survey:
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So, my company is now recruiting for a graduate. Trying to work out if I should hire a more experienced dev as well. Not sure if I can afford it yet but current workload would allow it. Developer friends: would you consider a lower wage for plenty of home working and flexibility? 
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:-) it's for perm though. Fancy giving up the contractor's life? :-P
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Geek, Comedian & Weirdo
  • JCB
    Contract Sitecore Developer, 2012 - present
  • Comedian, Geek & Weirdo
    Everywhere, 2003 - present
  • Kumquat Computing Limited
    Director, 2012 - present
  • Sequence
    Technical Architect, 2010 - 2012
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Cwmavon, UK - Gilwern, UK - Leamington, UK - Atherstone, UK - Bourton-on-the-Water, UK - Cardiff, UK - Blythe Bridge - Blaenavon
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Comedian, Geek & Weirdo
I'm a geek & a comedian. Work at JCB as a contract developer during the day and gig as often as I can in the evenings & at weekends.

Have a lovely wife (Jem) and very funny daughter (Jazzy).

I have lots of Circles (far too many). Let me know if you want to be in one of these:
  • Comedy
  • Geeks
  • Writers
  • Wine & Whisky
  • Sci-fi & Fantasy
  • Burlesque
  • Dr. Who
  • People's Front of Judea
  • Mobile Dev
Geek: I'm interested in programming large-scale multi-tier websites, mobile development (Android, iOS & WP7).

Comedian: Whimsy peddler. Musical comedian. Creator of Gigatron 5000 (AI comedian) and generally silliness. Gigatron is currently resting.

Weirdo: Writer of poetry, hummer of songs, wearer of hats, grower of beards (during Winter - my wife has timeshare on my face).

Bragging rights
I once owned a pet chicken.
  • University of Warwick
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
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