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.

I'm the CTO at Clover in Melbourne, bringing robo advice to Australia. Previously I've worked at Clear, NZX, The Conversation and Ferocia.

I run the Melbourne Ruby meetup and attend many others. I founded the Melbourne Cocoaheads group, but rarely attend anymore.

I ride 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. Photos. Medium. github.