Henry Osadzinski (Technical Project Manager)
Henry came to development while training as a librarian, which explains his strong focus on information architecture and database design. He is also passionate about ensuring great developer experience through well organised projects. Previously, he has worked with universities from all over the UK and USA, as well as major media and tech companies including Sky and Microsoft.
How did you get into Software Development?
I actually intended to be (and qualified as) a librarian! I fell into development while studying for my MSc and found that everything I was interested in - understanding users, building data structures to solve their problems, focusing on usability and accessibility - crossed over nicely. I took a few courses in database design and PHP development (my first love) and just kept on going.
Your Hackathon dream destination would be..?
The SCUBA diver in me wants to say Mexico but I doubt I'd have much time to spend in the cenotes while we're building an app. Instead, I'll say New York City. With almost everything available 24/7, huge and fast-moving tech and creative communities, and, of course, fast internet, fantastic food and views, you can't go wrong!
What's your favourite piece of tech and why?
I started doing drone photography this year and am still blown away by how far we've come in such a short amount of time. 10-year-old me would never have believed that one day I'd be able to control a semi-autonomous flying machine from a tiny screen 1km away.