Polyglot Coding Architect in London, founder of #ldnug, speaker, tabletop gamer, geek. Tattooed, pierced, and bearded. The "guv" on @BrighterCommand. Ian is an "old man" of the business now, with over 20 years of experience. He talks a lot about patterns and practices, with a strong focus on architecture. He's known for "telling it how it is" — taking today's topics and sharing you war stories and experience to help you assess them.