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By Sarah Sharp

J-P Stacey

J-P Stacey is a website builder with over ten years’ experience with content-managed sites. His company Magnetic Phield deals with a range of clients, but specialises in helping non-profits and cooperatives, especially those with a focus on environmental causes and sustainability.

His varied experience before becoming a web developer – roles encompassing academia, publishing, as well as project management and development – lend a broad perspective to his problem solving. Having recently moved to Sheffield, J-P hopes Union St will be the perfect hub to grow his network and meet like-minded people – cooperatives, non-profits, charities and social enterprises.

He offers 10% discretional discount to non-profits and is happy to discuss projects with Union St members.

I enjoy solving knotty development problems while trying to put the end user first.

Find links to his recent work and more information on the Magnetic Phield website: http://www.magneticphield.com

By Matt

Mat Booth

What’s your business name?
Red Hat UK Ltd

What do you do?
Our mission is “to be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.” Red Hat is a connective hub in a global network of customers, partners, research and academic organizations, and open source communities. Bringing these innovative groups together fosters collaboration. And with a wide range of computing requirements, distinct approaches, and differing skills, the result is technology that meets the needs of today’s computing environments more effectively than any one group could have created alone.

How did it start?
Founded in 1993 with a vision for developing better software through collaboration, Red Hat is now at the forefront of open source software development for enterprise IT.

What are you working on at the moment?
I work in the Platform Engineering group on development tools, improving the developer experience for people writing software on Linux or writing software that targets Linux as a platform.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?
As a remotee working with an international team, I am mostly looking for social interaction with people in my own timezone. 🙂


J-P Stacey
Mat Booth