Hey, I'm Simon.

I build software.

Based in Nova Scotia Canada, I'm a Windows/.NET developer who enjoys doing 100% of everything, from initial idea, to design/UX, front end/back end code, security hardening, server/network administration and performance profiling and optimisation down to the x86_64 assembly instruction level. I've been doing it for 17 years.

I prefer to work on things that can be helpful to humanity at large. Please get in touch if you want me to build something.

Things I've created in recent memory...

SichboPhone logo.
SichboPhone turns your Windows 10 devices into a virtual mobile phone by giving it a real working mobile phone number with SMS and voice capability. A handy wifi-only alternative to buying a SIM — gives you a mobile phone for penny's a month. SICHBOPHONE.COM
SichboPVR logo.
SichboPVR is a free TV application for Windows XP through 10 featuring all of the usual live TV and DVR functionality. Built from the ground up, including a custom Direct3D UI framework. No dependencies other than the Windows OS and runtime. SICHBOPVR.COM
Projemail logo.
Proj.email enables people to collaborate entirely over e-mail whilst it automatically organises everybody's discussions into a project workspace in the background. PROJ.EMAIL
LiveLabSpace logo.
LiveLabSpace is a collaborative scientific research platform intended to help foster the growth of live open science, as well as solve today's “research reproducibility” and “data reuse” problems. LIVELAB.SPACE
CivilMoney logo.
Civil Money is an open source debt-free monetary system which aims to provide a unified global currency that can guide us toward a more civilised human society. It features:
  • A generous universal basic income.
  • An implicit and inverted taxation system (tax is a money "creation" feature.)
  • A low barrier to entry.
  • Democratic voting for any fundamental changes to the system.
  • Transparent transactions and accountability.
  • Automatic dispute resolution.
  • A scalable, consensus-based peer-to-peer server architecture.
  • An efficient and easy to work with messaging format.
  • End-to-end TLS between all peers and user clients.
CIVIL.MONEY
TrilliumSDK logo.
Media Foundry Inc. were the resellers of my video and UI SDK, sold under the Trillium brand (formerly Zirconium.) The SDK allowed safety-critical video capture, playback and fluid Direct3D video compositing in a rich UI using the .NET runtime.
WORKetc logo.
WORKetc (formerly Veetro) is an all-in-one online business management platform that I built and co-founded with business partner Daniel Barnett in 2005. Still doing well today with a team of staff and healthy user base, I decided to exit the company in 2013 to focus on video codecs. WORKETC.COM

I'm available for work in these areas:

Frameworks
  • .NET / .NET Core / WinRT
  • DirectShow
  • MediaFoundation
  • Direct3D
  • DXVA
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
  • WinForms
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)
Languages
  • C#
  • C / C++
  • X86_64 asm
  • HLSL
  • Javascript
  • T-SQL
Components I've implemented from scratch
  • Video codecs - H.264 / MPEG-2 / TS / AtomBox
  • Networking/transports - SMTP / IMAP / DNS / HTTP / WebSockets / RTP / DLNA / HLS
  • Most of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) PSI spec
High performance/availability DBA for
  • MS SQL Server
  • Postgres
Non technical
  • Web stuff - HTML / CSS
  • UI / UX Design
  • Vector Artwork
simon@sichbo.ca

Please e-mail to get in touch — I don't really use social media, thanks.