Chris Allan is a Canadian-born software developer and systems administrator from Vancouver, British Columbia who joined the Swedlow lab in early 2003. His early contributions were the initial implementation of mass-storage infrastructure and network groundwork to support the University of Dundee’s Light Microscopy Facility (LMF), but he now spends most of his time working on the OMERO.server project.
Chris gained most of his systems administration and software development expertise as a high school student working in the commercial sector doing security, systems and network consulting for local companies and as a contractor/employee in the GT Trust high-security solutions team of GT Group Telecom Services (now a division of Bell Canada). His software interests lie in the fields of distributed computing, secure programming practices and encryption.
When not with a head down in Java, C++ or Applied Cryptography he can be seen playing the most Canadian of games, ice hockey, with various teams in Dundee including Hockey For All.