Heed Not The Rolling Wave

Hi, I’m Adam, and this is my blog

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I'm Adam Englebright, a man of many parts. I was born in 1993, grew up in a little Sussex village called Turners Hill where I had a youth full of adventures—like being on Robot Wars, starting a business selling graffiti and speaking in Parliament. I moved to Brighton in 2011 to study maths at university, and have had a post-youth similarly full of adventures—like cofounding a local newspaper, starting my own consultancy and speaking at international conferences. I still live in Brighton with my lovely partner Carly-May.


I run my own data and analytics consultancy called Cybersyn. I’ve worked with brands like Google, EDF Energy, Waitrose, All Saints, Springer Nature and Lush—if you’d like to work with me, please get in touch

I'm also cofounder and technical director of The Brighton Seagull, an online local newspaper for Brighton & Hove.

Previously, I was Head of Implementation for Measurelab.


I am the deputy secretary of the UTAW, the union for tech workers.

Previously, I was branch secretary of Hollingdean and Stanmer and Queen's Park Branch Labour Parties, constituency secretary of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party and a digital volunteer with Momentum.


I write blog posts on weekdays and weeknotes on Sundays. I also put up notes from books I've read, courses I've done, etc.

I write about a lot of different things, though most posts pertain in some way to technology, politics or culture. These are quite broad categories, so here are some good, hopefully representative posts to give you a more specific idea:

You can find links to other blogs I read and enjoy here.

You can find links to specific things I've read and found interesting here.

Previously I have written for other people, including the Mid Sussex Times, Digital Arts and Aeropause, and wrote a webcomic called Wych Wolf.


I sing, play the piano (well), accordion (passably), and tuba (sort of). I’m learning to play the organ (don’t ask how that’s going). I’m currently part of the musical team at the Chapel Royal.

What's with the blog name?

The name of the blog is a slight misquote of a hymn lyric and the closest thing I have to a personal motto; an exhortation to struggle through adversity. 


If you find anything I write about interesting and want to talk about it, or just to talk in general, you can get in contact via email at adam AT englebright DOT co DOT uk. I have found reaching out to writers in this way to be tremendously rewarding, so would strongly encourage you to do so for me.

I no longer use social media, except Linkedin for very occasional work stuff.