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Charlie Hothersall-Thomas

Software developer and infosec nut

Hello there!

I'm Charlie. I graduated in 2014 with a BEng in Computing from Imperial College London, and am currently based in Bath where I work for Netcraft. My technical interests tend to be security-based; I'm currently most excited by TLS and PKI, web security, Linux system administration, Bitcoin, and Tor. My final year university project uses client-side scripting to assess the security of web browser implementations, and was later published at ISSTA 2015. I'm a Linux/Vim kind of guy, my shell is bash, and xmonad, tmux and mutt are three of my favourite things.

Beyond the screen

I study the German language in my free time, with the dream of moving there at some point in the future. I'm a lifelong Everton Football Club fan. I love skiing. I enjoy darts – both watching and playing in a London league. I play chess casually, and once had the opportunity to play against grandmaster Nigel Short. I follow Formula 1 as a McLaren fan. I am making slow progress at teaching myself to play the guitar. I've liked tinkering with electronics for as long as I've enjoyed programming; my most notable project is probably a robot that plays Guitar Hero perfectly on an Xbox 360. Most people tell me that I drink far too much beer, and I'm incredibly proud of my spirits cabinet.

On my list of things to try soon are a cookery class and some form of dancing.

Get in touch

The best way to contact me is by email; my address is me@ this domain. My public key for PGP-like systems is also available.