Credit: CM Kavanagh

Hi, I’m Adam! I was born in 1993, grew up in a little Sussex village called Turners Hill, moved to Brighton in 2011 to study maths at university, and still live here with my lovely partner Carly-May.


I run a data and analytics consultancy called The Brighton Data Company with my friend Geeta. Between us we’ve worked with brands like Google, EDF Energy, Waitrose, All Saints, Springer Nature and Lush—if you’d like to work with us, please get in touch.

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

Previously, I ran my own consultancy called Cybersyn, and was Head of Implementation for Measurelab.


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


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.

Very short things sometimes get put on tumblr.

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.


I have hosted a podcast called Memetic Hazard with Josef Kenny since 2014.

Previously, from 2015-17, I hosted Comet Boots, a podcast about comic books, with James Wheeler.

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.