My name is Sam Marland. I'm a technologist currently working for Red Hat in the UK. I work with some of the largest banks in the UK to help them understand and use Red Hat's technology.

Before joining Red Hat I worked for IBM in a couple of different roles. I joined in 2012 as an undergraduate intern working on the new defunct WebSphere Service Registry and Repository as a testing engineer. I followed this up with an Extreme Blue Internship. Once I'd finished my Software Engineering degree at Aberystwyth University, I returned to IBM as a graduate. Firstly working in the consulting team for their newly acquired product IBM Worklight (now knows as Mobile First Platform. I then moved to their general consulting business, GBS, where I worked in the design agency practice IBM iX as a technical lead

In this blog I will cover topics which I run in to working with my customers as well as technology areas that interest me.