Sam Jarman is a software engineer / improv actor / public speaker / writer and future thinker living in Wellington, New Zealand.


I started programming at 14 with an interest in building Websites (with iWeb!) and coding in C. The bug came back in 2009, after the release of the Apple App Store, and I jumped into Objective-C programming to create iPhone apps. By 17, I had ~15 apps on the store and a few offers to make apps for others.

From there, I studied at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. I completed a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, majoring in Computer Science. During that time, I did internships at Smudge Apps, Telogis and Carnival Labs. I also was a Google Student Ambassador for two years. 

During this time, I become a competent polyglot programmer. Fearing the worst, my mother encouraged me to take up a hobby that didn't "involve a screen" - and so in 2014, I took up improvised acting, after enjoying Theatre Sports during high school. Since then, I have gone on to perform in three New Zealand Fringe festivals in Wellington and Nelson. I have led sessions and perform primarily with the Wellington Improvisation Troupe. 

In addition to programming and acting, I enjoy streaming on Twitch, writing for my blog,  giving talks on tech,  and running around gorgeous Wellington.