I build web apps.

Hello! My name is Alisdair McDiarmid. I'm a full stack software developer from Glasgow, Scotland. I build web apps for startups. My clients are delighted with my work, and I think you will be too.

Alisdair McDiarmid was a key member of the engineering team that delivered a cloud based animal health services platform on behalf of Silent Herdsman Ltd. He was core to defining the solution to the major challenge of offline-online synch­ronisation for time critical applications. We will be seeking to secure his services in the future.

Ivan Andonovic, CTO, Silent Herdsman Ltd.
Random Oracle’s contributions to our tech demo helped us secure vital early customers, and supported the creation of a spinout company. Highly recommended.
Stephen McArthur, University of Strathclyde
We launched Lumen Live to our clients this year, with Alisdair's help across the tech stack. Our developers are now more effective thanks to the expertise he shared, and the product is in great shape.
Adam Brown, Bellrock Technology Ltd.
Alisdair delivered great results for us. His impressive productivity helped us release version 1 of the core product to our clients on time. Extremely professional throughout.
Steven Drost, CEO, Stipso Ltd.


I've been developing commercial software for 15 years. I now work primarily with Ember.js and Ruby on Rails.

My experience includes everything from ops to front-end development, and covers a broad range of technologies, including Postgres, Redis, Haml, Sass, CoffeeScript, Ember.js. I have been contributing patches to Rails since 2005.

I previously worked as an academic post-doctoral researcher, where I supervised PhD students and presented regularly at international conferences.

Email me at hello@randomoracle.com if you'd like to know more.