Gareth Townsend

Caricature of Gareth Townsend, drawn by Nick Russo (

I'm a software developer from Melbourne, Australia. I grew up Vienna, Austria. People sometimes confuse the two. One day I would like to live in Europe again.

Currently I'm working for The Ferocia in Melbourne on a secret project. Previously I've worked at Clear, NZX and The Conversation.

If you want to talk shop you can find me hanging out with the Melbourne Ruby Users Group or the Melbourne Cocoaheads (which I founded in July 2007).

I race bikes (Mountain and Road), sometimes I go surfing, and sometimes I'll be hiding behind a camera lens somewhere. Be sure to say hi if you spot me.

Perhaps you would just prefer to stalk me on the internet. Twitter. Flickr. Tumblr. github.