Hamish A Williams


Cumbersome runner. I've run three Edinburgh Marathons, several 10k races, the Black Rock 5, a handful of parkruns, the Glasgow River Rat Race (which included hitting the Clyde at an estimated 30mph), and have twice run Edinburgh's Survival of the Fittest. The times have always been shockingly bad ... although not as bad as the jump into the Clyde. PBs: 5k 22:54, 10k 47:40, marathon 4:18:58.

Formula 1 fan.

Diplomacy player. Not very good. Could be described as "somewhat tactless".

Diplomacy bot writer. One of a number of people writing computer programs that will play the Diplomacy boardgame within the Diplomacy AI Development Environment (DAIDE) group.

During office hours my job description is "IT Developer" and, when I started there, that was my job. I sat in a room and used Borland's Delphi as part of a team working on an in-house product. Time moved forward and now the role is far more fluid. Yes, there's still software development, but so much more is about data extraction and manipulation, and just plain helping people to get the best from the technology. I think IT Domestique (in the cycling sense) is a far better description of my role.

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Neurotic, pedantic, and often described as a grumpy old man.

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