Tom Winch has worked for several leading sofware companies in Cambridge, including 1Spatial (geographical information systems), Autonomy and Broca Networks (speech technology) and has over fifteen years experience of search application development.
With the Flax team, he has been particularly involved in research and development in web-scale indexing and search. He is skilled in Web technologies, Apache Lucene/Solr, Elasticsearch, C++, Python, PHP, object oriented analysis and design (including UML), SQL, Java and XML. He completed a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Nottingham and an MA from Cambridge University. He is also much in demand as a drummer on the local music scene.