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Jake has been a programmer ever since being bought a ZX Spectrum for Christmas at the age of eight.

Jake started out with a ZX Spectrum, the iconic symbol of the 1980’s digital revolution. 

After reading Mathematics and Computation at Keble College, Oxford, he began his career as a tools programmer at Rebellion, and is credited on the infinitely successful Aliens vs Predator (1999) as well as GunLok (2000).

He then looked for a more conventional job, which he partly found at Software Imaging (formerly Software 2000) where he slaved away over a hot gdb for many years debugging Windows printer drivers and their installation and uninstallation, before the company decided to do something interesting in which he could play a creative role.

MotoPrint was released built-in on some high-end Motorola devices, but Software Imaging failed to secure deals with other leading manufacturers, the idea of printing directly from mobile phones wasn’t really taking off, and the emerging tablet sphere had so many players it would be a lottery whether any small company could win a lucrative deal—or if it didn’t, possibly sink without trace.

Since then, Jake has embarked on doing his own thing, which is here on this website.  He also has a profile on LinkedIn.