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Hamish Friedlander

Chief Technical Officer

  • New Zealand
  • Development

Programming since childhood, Hamish has dedicated his life to technology. Prior to joining SilverStripe he had a four-year stint running a one-man development shop in Bali, providing HTML enlightenment and a complete range of web-based solutions in that tropical paradise.

Hamish brings with him more than a decade of industry experience and a comprehensive knowledge of open source frameworks and languages. As CTO he uses that experience to ensure SilverStripe remains applicable to the evolving way humans use the internet, technologically advanced without becoming technical and future-focused without losing sight of the present. Additionally he regularly acts as tech lead for some of our most complex projects.

A multi-disciplinarian, Hamish is at home coding backend PHP, designing CSS layouts, optimising SQL statements, or load-hardening Debian. He thinks JavaScript is a near-perfect language, the web is our saviour from the perils of lock-in, and open source will inevitably triumph.

While dedicated to the art of the hack, Hamish also spends time playing guitar, riding motorcycles, and reading hard sci-fi novels in an effort to form a perfect blend of nerd and metal. He longs for the day he can replace his frail form with gears and steel, that he may live forever.