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Paul Curry

Paul Curry


Phone:07515 938765

I'm a friendly digital native who helps businesses achieve technical excellence.
I deliver performant solutions, prove concepts quickly, work at scale, and offer accessible insight to complex systems.

I work primarily in the online media, digital advertising, and consumer connectivity sectors.
I have launched planes from space, built nationwide WiFi platforms, and even helped keep Google secure.

My work has been featured in all major media/news outlets.

In my spare time, I try to do interesting things, often with friends. Like visiting Chernobyl (twice), sinking in a ship, cutting weed with an amphibious boat, scooting around a human powered theme park or driving a car from a third-person perspective.

Professional Work

References available on LinkedIn or by request.

2015 - Present

BuzzFeed UK

New Formats Developer

Developing new ways to tell stories for BuzzFeed UK. Stay tuned!

2014 - 2015

Trinity Mirror Group

New Formats Developer

Full-stack developer for the Mirror Online and us vs th3m teams. As well as looking after the back-end servers and handling the server/data side of a largest-of-type Tumblr to Wordpress migration, here's a sample of my public facing work:

Primary developer for...

Programming provided for...

And much more (including actual journalism) behind the scenes!

2012 - 2014

LetsJoin / Praxis Networks

Technical Project Lead

Building WiFi solutions for partners in the transport industry.

  • Architected enterprise-grade WiFi platform
  • Built custom on-vehicle server operating environment, scalable to tens of thousands of vehicles
  • Rail-certified hardware and software specifications/development
  • Helped drive technical discussions with TOCs, the board, and enterprise partners
2011 - 2012

Bluepod Media LTD


Updating a nationwide WiFi estate to modern standards and leading the technical operations team for a small business.

  • Strategy advisor to the board
  • Integrating and customising for industry partners using cost effective open systems
  • Worked primarily in media retail space - Odeon, Cineworld, Vue, GAME, etc.

Hoop Associates

Senior Developer

Develop Sledge, Hoop's in-house CMS, and provide strategy assistance / architectural solutions.

  • Improved core CMS response times by 7,000%
  • Led the build-out of a strong new team
  • Produced work for PepsiCo, private clients and local councils.
2007 - 2011

The Viral Factory

Technical Advisor

Strategic development for viral video + development of links to industry partners, point-of-contact for web trends and innovation.

As with most of my roles, if there was a technical challenge, I'd rise to the occasion and make it happen.

Take Samsung SSD Awesomeness for example - I helped with the idea conception, execution and even an industry-first advertising strategy. Or Project Space Planes, where I helped launch, track and retrieve space-bound payloads for Samsung.

Public Speaking


SXSW Interactive

Hacking SXSW for Smiles and DorkBot Street Cred

Conceptualised and developed by myself, Jon Burkhart, and David Caygill. We built a talking paper shredder and unleashed it on Austin, Texas, in this one-off intimate talk with other like-minded technical tinkerers.


In the City 2009

"The seldom seen kid - the unheard story of Paul Curry and how he almost created Web 3.0"

I spoke at ITC about Music Search Plus; you can see more information about this service below.

Side Projects


Lead Developer

Lead developer and community/safety liasion for the formative years of the project.

The site has since been sold to a new owner.



Back-end maintenence and support for this cult classic British website.

Music Search Plus


Instant music and video searchers. Coded and maintained until July 2009.

The service was among the first to offer users instant streaming and downloads of freely available music. Referred to (by some!) as "The start of Web 3.0", the service was an immediate hit, enjoying press coverage and massive scalability improvements over time.