About

Tom Hastings, Circus Scientist here.

Like the tag line says, I like using technology in my performance, most notably in my Electric Glow Juggling show, with my own brand of Graphic Poi.

Currently I am looking for new creative coding challenges, so if you are hiring, please check out my CV.

You can contact me by email: tomjuggler at gmail dot com

Other interests which may show up on this site are Machine Learning and web services, cross-platform programming (Linux/Windows/Android) using Processing or just plain Java/Java for Android, occasionally AHK or Bash, and a little bit of c, Kotlin, Python, JavaScript, or anything else that is required. Also loads of Arduino embedded stuff, mainly flashy lights, and music DAW use, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Server, what ever gets the job done.

I am available for contract programming jobs. I have worked on custom Android, desktop, web services and embedded projects previously.

My app and website portfolio site is here: devsoft.co.za

You can find me at my entertainment business website: www.bigtop.co.za

Also, github: github.com/tomjuggler –  most of my code is hosted on bitbucket privately but I do try to share as much as possible.

A few of the apps on the Google Play Store: (more on my portfolio site above):

monkey detector – using machine learning to detect vervet monkey intrusions

invisible deck practiser – for magicians only

made up stories – record a new story for your kid every night, play it back in the car while driving

My hit song on SoundCloud (with Kaylin Naidoo):

30 000 listens and counting. If only I could get all those people in a venue, and get them to pay to hear me…