Ever since he was a kid, Tariq has loved the beauty and excitement of science, maths and computing.
He devoured everything he could get his hands on in the libraries near his home, in England, especially books on fractals and programming the BBC micro ... this was a long time before the world wide web!
Despite all the fun and adventures over the 30 years since then, he still thinks too many amazing ideas are badly explained. His personal mission is to do the hard work to make beautiful exciting ideas simple and accessible enough for anyone to understand and appreciate.
He has a degree in Physics, a Masters in Machine Learning and Data Mining, is active in London's tech scene, leads the London Python meetup group (almost 3000 members) and loves doing talks/workshops whenever he can. For a day job, he works mostly in technology and digital strategy, but really he's trying to introduce design thinking. He loves open source, and was lucky enough to lead on open source reform for the UK Government.
More importantly, he has an amazing wife and a cute clever daughter who seems to have inherited the genes for loving art from both parents.