Welcome to the personal web site of Ashley Davis.
Software craftsman, author and routine dabbler in financial markets.
Data-Forge and Data-Forge Notebook
I have a long history in software development with many years in apps, web apps, backends, serious games, simulations and VR. I make technology work for business. I architect and build bespoke software solutions that span multiple platforms.
I have years of experience managing development teams, preparing technical strategies and creation of software products. I can explain complicated technology to senior management. I have delivered cutting-edge products in fast-paced and high-pressure environments. I know how to focus and prioritize to get the important things done.
I am a passionate technologist and agile practitioner. I have had great success with TDD and am convinced of its ability to produce better code that stabilizes more quickly while being evolved rapidly. I’m a fan of functional programming principles and their potential for safety, predictability & concurrency.
I contribute to open source and have founded multiple industry groups.
Please find me on LinkedIn for my full history.
I also did open-source work while at Real Serious Games, you’ll find some very useful code for working with Unity and Node.js on the Real Serious Games Github org.
Quantitative and algorithmic trading
I’m a keen systematic trader, currently trading stocks on the ASX and exploring quantiative and algorithmic trading strategies.
I created a stock market simulator called Market Wizard which has a small, but loyal following.
These days I mostly test trading strategies through backtesting because papertrading is too slow. I have built extensive personal software for this purpose. I am slowly open-sourcing my backtesting code under the Grademark org.
I have two blogs.
The Data Wrangler is my current blog - with writings on data analysis and general coding.
What could possibly go wrong? is my older game tech blog, I no longer update this - but it’s preserved for posterity and to occasionaly remind myself of just much I have written.
Need help with something?
Please reach out.
- Twitter: @ashleydavis75
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LinkedIn profile