My formative years were spent at Roundwood Park School, Harpenden. I then matriculated at St John’s College, Oxford in 1994 where I studied a four year Masters course in Engineering and Computer Science. I graduated in 1998 with a First MEng Hons. My joint third year project was to produce a version of the board game Othello for Windows. My final year project was to write a Java application to simulate RISC processors. You can download a PDF version of my report. My supervisor was Jeff Sanders.