Sally Young

Sally Young

As well as being an experienced back-end Drupal developer, Sally also spends quite a lot of time building APIs, writing JavaScript and working on front-end tools. A long-time proponent of open source, her first experiences were hacking around with bulletin boards in Perl and PHP, including contributing the original smiley pack for phpBB 1.0. Sally earned her Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of London, where she applied genetic algorithms to the lexical categorisation of words for her dissertation, and thus learned many valuable lessons in processing high volumes of data and begging universities for CPU time. During her time there she got to work with the BAFTA winning SodaRace project and also worked on a number of courses, helping students with their programming in Java, Assembly and Prolog. Between her Bachelors and Masters year she won a grant sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation to develop, test and document verification systems in the areas of category theory and the verification of properties in signal flow graphs.