I’m Rob Allen, software consultant and techology leader living in Worcester, UK. I’m passionate about producing pragmatic solutions which are maintainable for the long term. I’m a leader, advisor, engineer, open source maintainer, and a public speaker. I also take photos.
I love Open Source, maintaining rst2pdf and Slim Framework and am on the Laminas leadership team. I also create my own projects that I share on GitHub and contribute to other projects that I use.
I’m the primary author of “Zend Framework in Action” and contributed to “C++Builder 5 Developer’s Guide”, as well as being a regular conference speaker. The talks that I’ve in presented are in the “Talks” section of this site.
I have been a professional software engineer since 1995, when I graduated as an Electronic Engineer from The University of Birmingham in the UK. For six years I wrote C and C++ programs for Solaris, Linux and Windows for testing mobile radio networks. I then moved into web application programming.
You can email me at: email@example.com.