Author: Andrew Back

Andrew Back has in excess of 20 years industry experience that spans IT infrastructure, telecommunications and electronics, and covering R&D through to architecture, strategy and governance.

The Flashing Light Prize Returns

Delightfully bonkers award issues call for ingenious and unusual ways of flashing a bulb, tube or other vessel that contains neon gas. The inaugural Flashing Light Prize sought novel approaches to flashing an incandescent light bulb — and the entries certainly did not disappoint, with the winner… Read More

Rust Comes to RISC-V

RISC-V architecture gets support for language that enables development of highly concurrent and highly safe systems. The Rust language has a syntax that is similar to C/C++ and is targeted at the development of systems that are both highly concurrent and safe, finding use in everything from a microkernel O/S… Read More

Wuthering Bytes 2017

With Gareth on vacation there’s no Community Round-Up this fortnight, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide a rundown on what we have in store for the annual  Wuthering Bytes technology festival — running over 10 days again! — that will get off to a start in… Read More