I’m Rory. I primarily work as a freelance developer.

The majority of my work involves web and mobile applications for start-ups just getting off the ground. Now and again I run courses on Ruby on Rails. If you'd like to attend, head over to Build Great Things or get in touch. I'm also a Cleanweb organiser, where I help provide a platform for people working in technology and sustainability.

I love creatively playing with technology, especially in the IoT space. I sometimes blog about my creations and brain-dump some thoughts into what you could possibly describe as a blog.

If you'd like to explore my work further you can find code on Github.

Projects and Work


Cleanweb Scotland

The Cleanweb Initiative provides a platform for entrepreneurs, researchers, and organisations applying internet technologies to drive improvements in sustainbility. The organisation has a growing number of communities around the globe. After discovering the organisation in late 2012 I decided to establish a community in Scotland. The group has now been involved in runnning talk nights and events such as Startup Weekend Glasgow, the first event of its kind.

Cleanweb Scotland on Twitter | Cleanweb UK


A research project exploring our connection to the supply of energy. onSupply works with the citizens of Tiree to co-design and prototype new energy awareness devices to help communities to reflect on energy availability. As a partner on the project, I have assisted the Catalyst team in prototyping devices and interpreting energy data.

Tilley the Turbine output estimator | A look at UK energy demand

Ward Watch

A web and mobile application designed to help balance the needs of medical students and staff. The application provides a check in system to help inform students and staff around ward busyness.



Based on the open-source Spree e-commerce platform, Plantedd is a marketplace for nurseries to sell their plants.

Plantedd Blog


An arduino and twitter hack inspired by the Tramway's Albert Drive project twitter data. Each tile represents a twitter user. When connected together the display shows a conversation between the two people. This hack was developed in a weekend as part of Culture Hack Scotland 2013.

There's a video of my presentation at CHScot on Vimeo.

Code on GitHub | CHS 2013 on Flickr

2012 Fencers

A mobile application written in RhoMobile and published for Android. The application provided bios, event information, and a news feed for the 2012 Olympics.


Weegies Luv Beats

Web-app which suggests artists from a dataset of Glasgow musicians via the Last.FMAPI. The application was developed in a weekend as part of Culture Hack Scotland 2012. The dataset was kindly provided by Glasgow UNESCO City of Music and Open Ear.

Code on GitHub | CHS on Flickr

Urban Sunspot

A project designed for Sol Design Lab during the HackCity event run by Cleanweb in San Francisco, USA. Sol Design Lab design and manufacture solar power charging stations for anything smaller than a car. The Urban Sunspot application is an exploratory prototype looking forward to the next geneartion of internet-enabled charging stations fitted with touchpad interfaces, energy consumption and capacity monitors.



FlockEdu is an educational social network which facilitates the creation of teaching.

Say hi

You can catch me on twitter @digitalWestie or connect with me on Linkedin.

To keep in the loop, I attend various meetups and networking events such as the Glasgow Technology Network, Rookie Oven, or Techmeetup