Hello, I am James Adam.

About me

I try to solve problems using simple solutions, often with software.

I run Exciting, a digital product development and prototyping studio.

I write and blog at interblah.net.

Contact

Projects

Conferences & Presentations

I co-organise Ruby Manor.

I’ve also spoken at a few Ruby and Rails conferences:

Background

I am from Scotland, lived and worked London for eight years, and am now living in Austin, Texas.

I’ve been using Ruby since 2002, which is a relatively long time. I love using Ruby but I try and keep my eyes open for whatever else might come along in the future.

I am very interested in exploring the emergent behaviour of simple systems. My PhD thesis explored this within the context of simulated multi-agent systems, but projects like Go Free Range and Ruby Manor can also be interpreted as explorations of the simplest systems that may yield valuable behaviour and structure.