I'm Finnian

What do I do?

I am a keen sailor and freelance web developer, with extensive experience in languages such as C++, JS (client side & Node), Python, HTML, CSS and PHP.

I am dedicated to the projects I work on and have high (and sometimes obsessive) git standards. If you'd like a hand with a project or just want to say hi, by all means please get in touch.

I am also becoming increasingly interested in the AR capabilities of Google Cardboard and I will be blogging about this soon.

All of my open source work is available on GitHub and if you've got money to throw at a problem, I love learning new things and working with new people.

Want to keep up with what I'm up to? Head over to my blog for the latest!


I built a portfolio site for the music producer, Emilia Quinn so she could build her brand and maintain an online presense. Emilia Quinn Music

Refresh is a revision application that was built during the YRS Festival of Code 2015 in seven days, by six young developers. It went on to be a Finalist in the Festival in the Design Category.

FleetReach is a fully fledged, feature rich, data-driven sailing management platform. Boasting personalised user statistics, crew and helm invites and a whole host of other features, FleetReach is the ultimate solution to managing your sailing events.

How much do you need to exercise to burn off that pizza?

Healthy was built in four hours by five young web developers, at the ODI annual Summit.

Think my portfolio is a little bare? Help me fill it with awesome projects!

Selected achievements

Festival of Code

July 2015 - 2016

The Young Rewired State Festival of Code is a competition for young programmers and coders to join forces in teams and develop applications of all kinds using open data.

I worked with 5 other team members and together we built Refresh! My contributions included building and helping design the user interface, as well as a lot of the scraping algorithms to collect the information from the exam board websites.

The project went on the become a finalist in the category for best design.

Sailing Dinghy Instructor

Summer 2014

I achieved my Assistant Instructor qualification in the Summer of 2014 and went on to complete a few placements at Alton Water Sports Centre. This involved leading and managing a series of 1-day intensive beginner and advanced sailing courses for primary school children. The courses included teaching basic and more advanced sailing skills, giving demonstrations and leading dinghy fleets whilst coordinating activities with other instructors. In the summer of 2016, I passed my RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification.


June 2015 - present

In June 2015, I founded FleetReach, a sailing event management platform. My role as Senior Software Engineer and Founder has involved building the entire website itself, front and back-end, implementing the algorithms for scoring participants and also the design for the site.