Paul Curry

Paul Curry

Phone: 07515 938765
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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 helped keep Google secure.

In my spare time, I try to do unique and interesting things with my friends. Like climbing a wind turbine, 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.

Work - References: LinkedIn

2015 - Present


Staff Software Engineer

I was first employed to develop new ways to tell stories, encourage conversation and make quizzes even more fun at BuzzFeed, as an editorial developer.

I now work on their Infrastructure team, with a focus on platform engineering - the infrastructure which empowers developers across the whole range of BuzzFeed properties.

2014 - 2015

Trinity Mirror Group

New Formats Developer

Full-stack developer for the Mirror Online and us vs th3m teams. Authored several community-powered engines, article-enhancing scripts, games, toys and much more aside.

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 be there to facilitate.

Public Speaking


Digital People in Peterborough

How To Win Friends And Get Your Pull Requests Accepted

A crash course in becoming a member of your organisation that people want to work with, as told by someone who did everything wrong the first time, so you don't have to.


Brighton SEO

Building Viral Web Toys At Lightning Speed

A candid 25-minute crash course in assembling a crack team to build at scale and speed within an existing organisation.


Peterborough STEM Festival

A Beginner's Guide To Shipping Fun Things Quickly

Aimed at encouraging young people to get started in STEM, a guide to shipping your first project, and knowing when to move on to something new.


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, a service I operated until July 2009. The service was among the first to offer users instant streaming and downloads of freely available music.