Martyn is 45 years old, divorced, and a senior systems administrator at a multi-award winning e-commerce agency that specialises in multi-cloud SAP Hybris/Commerce Cloud (v2) backend development, management, and support. He specialises in Windows, Linux and macOS desktop and server system administration.
While at the web hosting company Memset Ltd., Martyn was the first line support team leader and a senior systems administrator for the company’s public and private cloud services.
Prior to working for Memset, Martyn spent seven years working in the film and television post-production industry. Martyn has worked for The Moving Picture Company (MPC) and Imagineer Systems (now Boris FX) as a production systems administrator and systems engineer respectively, specialising in film technologies including distributed VFX rendering, storage systems (scalability and performance), virtualisation, secure remote/on-set location and communications accessibility.
He has worked on a total of 42 film and television productions at his time at MPC.
Martyn handled the shooting of the promotional video for Imagineer Systems‘ Mogul VFX architecture, featuring interviews with prominent members of the visual effects community that was shown back at NAB in 2008. He also travelled to Las Vegas to set up the demonstration Mogul unit.
He has interviewed Jane Goldman on her film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (as well as attend Neil’s private screening) and in 2005 travelled to New York to attend the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
In his spare time, he is learning to produce short stories and screenplays.
He co-founded the Anglian Linux User Group way back in the late 1990s and ran its mailing list and website for a while.
He was a recognised Power Poster/Top Contributor on the Google Apps customer forums between 2007-2009. He runs Google Workspace Enterprise Plus (as it’s now called) for his personal email and this site.
He was a supporter of the Raindance film school and festival (which he brought to Memset for their web hosting), and once won a pitch competition at one of their screenwriting classes. He has yet to develop that idea, given that most of his days are spent making sure multi-million-pound websites are kept alive and well.
Martyn also created and maintained (for a while) the Wikipedia page for the 1971 Australian pop classic, The Pushbike Song.