Lachlan Smith


These are the current and past personal projects I have worked on.

Box Social

Lead developer for Box Social, an open source social network platform. It is my current project and powers this website. It uses the following technology:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • C# (mono)
  • Imagemagick
  • Cloud compute platforms, Amazon (EC2, S3, SQS)) or Rackspace Openstack
  • Mysql
  • jQuery
  • Lucene (solr) search
  • OAuth (for posting to other social networks)

Over 100 000 lines of source code have been written which uses object relational model (ORM) and don't repeat yourself (DRY) concepts.

I wrote my own ORM framework as the existing frameworks were very basic and couldn't handle complex query conditions.

I also wrote my own BBcode parser for rich text postings. The BBcode parser has been recently updated to query the oembed handlers of a number of popular websites.


A past phpBB Team member on the modifications team. Instrumented in the creation of the MODX format for modifications. Also created Mod Studio to help modification authors package their modifications.

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