Ian Clarke is Irish, he studied computer science in Edinburgh and whilst living there shared a flat with a group of people who managed to set up a centreal server in the closet. They would prefer to email each other via thier own network rather than knock on each others doors. There was also a one armed bandit in the same closet.

Ian won the individual prize in the Aer Lingus young scientists competittion with a project for calculating ray's through a diffuse object.

He was the first person to ever describe the computing language Python to me, I now use python in prefference to any other language.