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Sebastian David Lees

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Offical Bio

Sebastian is a software developer and tinkerer who has spent over a decade working across healthcare, media, and finance sectors. He specialises in web based applications, with clients as diverse as the NHS, Global Radio, Strava, Barclay's and Schroders. In 2013 Sebastian founded Datablast - a leading software development, design & consultancy agency.

Sebastian holds a BA and MA from the University of Chester, and an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Unoffical Bio

Let me get this off my chest... I've never been comfortable with the concept of having one specific role, job description, or philosophy. So far I've been an ice cream, advertising, and software salesman, a manager in an emergency room, a software developer, and an entrepreneur. Outside of ways I've chosen to make money, I enjoy exploring an eclectic range of ideas, and creating new things in order to gain a deeper understanding of the world.

This website, therefore, is an attempt to weave together the various strands of my life.

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Twitter The easiest way to get in touch with me. General conversation.

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Instagram I'm a hobby photographer. Photos can be found here (mainly architecture).

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LinkedIn Online (professional) CV.


Github Scripts, abandoned projects, and stuff I'm currently working on.

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Datablast A software development and consultancy company I founded in 2013.

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Fat Tony's Fat Tony's is a community I created, for fans of Nassim Taleb's 'Incerto' series of books.

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Essays & Articles I do most of my writing these days on my author homepage on Fat Tony's.