Tim Cooke

What I'm doing now

(This is a now page)

Staying at home

Following the UK Government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) I am spending a lot more time at home than usual. I live in Bangor (Northern Ireland) with my Wife and 2 year old Son. We are spending a lot of time playing in the garden and our favourite game is rolling around the lawn. Endless fun for a toddler.

Since we are in the house together more often my Wife and I were doing Yoga with Adriene together. We were really enjoying it but I have since fallen off the wagon, she however has kept it up.

Working at home

I'm the Engineering Lead at Axial3D.

We make medical 3D print models for complex surgery planning. You would think we'd be quiet with COVID-19 but we're now also making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilator parts with extra printers borrowed from Ulster University and Farset Labs Belfast.

Otherwise I spend my days assuming the role of Project Manager, trying to make sense of Amazon AWS stuff and am finding serverless to be a great help with that.

Public Speaking

Every now and then I take a notion to give a talk at a local (Belfast) meetup event, and this time it's for The Craft BASH, a virtual live stream event from the good folks at Instil.


As staff at coderanch.com I help run the weekly Book Promotions and help people solve their programming problems. As a Sheriff I also have Moderator and Administrator roles.

Building this website

I've been putting this website together for years which is quite the challenge for me because I'm terrible at building websites. I can make them technically work and integrate with backend services but the graphic design stuff is not for me.

Having tried many different techniques and platforms and I've gone back to basic with plain and simple static HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. That's it, and I kinda like it.

Updated 21st July 2020, from Bangor, Northern Ireland