• I made this // 12 Sept 2023

    This site needs to showcase who I am, what I do and who I do it for. Allowing me to connect with kindred spirits. There's only one metric I care about that tells me it's doing that. The rest is noise. I don't want increased dwell time. I don't care about bounce rates.

Who on earth am I?

A profile picture of Chris Oram standing in a forest

My name is Chris Oram. As you'd expect, I'm a former software developer, tech lead, architect, 'head of', advisor to 'C' people and overall digital maker for too many years (15+ if you want a quant). I provide tech strategy, capability development and software to those who care about the environment.

I've made tech stacks and cultivated teams for public and private sectors spanning finance, media, retail, food, education, government, socialcare, healthcare and deathcare (yep, that's a real thing). I've been trusted by well known mega corps. But now I help small teams to do more with less.

Tech is not neutral. How we intentionally apply it, matters. I advocate for sustainable engineering, post-growth/degrowth/coop models, local-first software and fostering FOSS.

I write a newsletter called spored that puts a lens on biodiversity software. If you'd like to read more about me, here is my personal site.

When not strategising, developing or hitting a keyboard I can be found home steading, rambling or running outdoors 🌲🌲🌲.