Peter Hilton

Freelance software developer, writer, public speaker, and amateur musician. Product developer on the Signavio Workflow team. Currently available one day per week for consulting opportunities.

Software development

Peter’s software development interests are web application development, functional design, agile software development and project management. Peter currently builds web applications using Scala, Play Framework and Slick.


Peter enjoys writing effective technical documentation, for software and projects, and understands how to avoid both too much and too little documentation. Peter co-authored Play for Scala, Manning Publications. From 2005 to 2014, Peter wrote extensively on the Lunatech Blog (now offline).


Peter’s blog: software development, cafes, and other curiosities

Speaking & training

Peter speaks at companies, developer events and conferences, which have included ACCU, Scala eXchange, Devoxx, Øredev, Jfokus, Javazone and geecon. Peter is a certified trainer for Lightbend’s Fast Track to Play with Scala and previously wrote and delivered his own Play Framework 1.2 training course.

Early music

Peter is an experienced amateur early music singer - baritone/bass - focused on renaissance polyphony. Peter sings with quartet Het Retorisch Kwartet and chamber choir Cappella Gabrieli in the Netherlands. In London in 2014, he sang with the Renaissance Singers and as a guest singer.