A passionate software developer and technologist. From a young age, technology has been my vocation spurred-on by a BEng & Software at the University of Queensland. Since graduating, I have immersed myself vigorously in the world of technology and methodology with respect to the area of text analytics.
During the last 5 years whilst working at Leximancer Pty Ltd, I have independently developed and productized pioneering technology in the areas of web-data collection, text analytics, social-media monitoring and enterprise search – as is showcased in the market-leading Leximancer and Needlz analytics platforms.
I have extensive experience in modern agile software development and technologies, including Java, Python, REST, C, Linux, OSX, SASS, DVCS, Cloud db and ‘big-data’ indexers. My expertise covers both complex back-end and front-end development - involving server and hosted cloud SaaS deployments.
Very experienced with a number of programming languages and software development methodologies (including Scrum, Waterfall and Kanban). Experienced driving development projects forward in both a team environment and on an individual level. Good knowledge of basic system administration including designing, executing and maintaining cloud deployments on Amazon AWS. Good knowledge of emerging technologies like NoSQL, node.js, AngularJS etc..
Between 2002 and 2007 I completed a Bachelor of Engineering with a major in Software at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. My studies included a range of topics: operating system design, networking technologies, Human Computer Interaction, Security and Cryptography.
Junior Software Engineer, Daesim Technologies (2006 - 2007): I started with Daesim while still undertaking my undergraduate studies as part of an industry based engineering thesis. After the completion of this project the company decided to bring me on part time while I finished my studies and later full time as a Junior Software Engineer.
TextIsBeautiful.net: In association with close friend and fellow software engineer Kris Rogers I created textisbeautiful.net. The site was launched in late December of 2012 and at the time of writing (January 2013) the site receives approx. 150 unique visitors per day. The site is deployed on Amazon AWS and autoscales itself based on demand. The site received a glowing review from Wordle creator Jonthan Feinberg.
In my spare time I like to stay fit and football (aka soccer) is one of my ways of doing that. For several years I have been and continue to be on the board of my local football club who compete in the Brisbane Premier League.
I love to travel and if I can combine work with travel then I'm even happier. I spent 2010 travelling the world while also working remotely for clients in Australia. If I could do that again I would. It is something I am actively seeking. Looking forward to the football world cup in Brazil.
I like to cook (you have to do it 3 times a day usually so you may as well embrace it) and I "play" the guitar. I like to get to music festivals (where they play actual music) whenever I can. I'm into most sports. The more adventure based they are the better.
Software Developer, Project Manager
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia