In his academic life, Austin was always interested in pure mathematics, eventually studying the subject at University and assuming he would go on to a career related to the subject. However, in the summer of 2012 he took an online course in Python, became addicted to programming and decided to look for a job doing it, ending up at Distilled.
In his free time, he enjoys football, music and puzzles. His hereos include Morrissey, Évariste Galois and Alan Smith. His favourite TV show is Only Connect.