Some of my favourite things are:
Software engineering is about trade-offs: we're frequently faced with making difficult decisions (with incomplete information) to which there is no right answer. As such, I prefer to emphasise skills in analysis, evaluation and reflection when I teach.
I have built software at IBM, for startup companies, and as part of Eclipse (one of the largest open-source foundations). I often draw on these experiences during my teaching.
I am currently trialling a "flipped classroom" model in which I aim to take a coaching role (rather than an instructing role). To make this possible, lectures are pre-recorded and classroom time is used not for "delivering" new material, but instead for identifying misconceptions, providing clarifications, and guiding students as they apply theory to practical problems.
I supervise final-year undergraduate and Masters projects on software engineering. A list of my current and former victims is below.
I have twice been nominated for a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award at the University of York, in 2011 and 2013.
I received a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014.