Ross Younger

I grew up in Scotland, lived for some years in Cambridge in England, and now live with my partner in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A child of the 1980s, I've been a heavy computer (and later Internet) user since my first home micro at the age of 8. I think of myself as a generalist, capable of deep understanding of systems and subjects, yet also capable of turning my hand to new challenges, new workflows, new environments. I'm not too proud to be told when I'm wrong, and I believe in finding the right solution.

After a successful software engineering career, I realised in 2013 that it was time for a new challenge. That year I applied to and was accepted by the New Zealand Broadcasting School, to read Digital Film and TV Production towards the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree. I expect to graduate in 2016.

Why Christchurch?

Having witnessed at first hand both the devastation of the challenging events of 22 Feb 2011, and the sheer determination and spirit that Kiwis showed in helping each other out and getting back on their feet, the decision to move to Christchurch was a difficult one, but my partner and I made it with our eyes open.

While nobody can deny that the earthquakes have caused much pain and suffering, the opportunity is unparalleled. Central Christchurch is on its way to becoming a brand new, modern city, with huge potential.

Christchurch needs people in order to thrive. We love Christchurch and are happy to be here and contributing to its recovery.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is the most important thing in the world?It is people! It is people! It is people!— Māori proverb

Contact information

If you're not already in contact with me, webcontact at is a good place to email in the first instance.

I have a GPG key. (You might find a more up-to-date version on the standard keyservers.) If you know what to do with one of those, you'll find other email addresses in it. The address which starts with the digit zero does not have any spam filtering, so is a good one to try in case of problems.