G’day!

Below is a little bit about me:

WORK EXPERIENCE

Launchcode Canada

Head of Special Projects

Aug 2019 - Present | Calgary, Canada
Currently lead a team that works on new innovative projects for partners such as Cisco, Risk Alive Analytics, Google, and Patronscan. Heavily involved in development, design, project management, and client communication. Software stack varies significantly based on the project, but includes React, React Native, Node.js, Swift, Kotlin, and Unity.

Launchcode Canada

Lead Developer

Oct 2016 - Aug 2019 | Calgary, Canada
Led a team that grew to 14 developers across more than 17 projects ranging from small web applications to large multi-platform software and hardware solutions. I had the opportunity to create solutions for finance, government, oil & gas, education, construction, security, and healthcare. I was involved heavily in development, sales process, quoting, product design, solution creation, project management, client experience, client communication, delivery, and company growth.

Launchcode Canada

Full Stack Developer

Apr 2015 - Oct 2016 | Calgary, Canada
After moving to Canada, I began work supporting the world’s most widely used ID verification system Patronscan. I took the self-initiative of creating a large scale AngularJS based web application to replace the limited existing backend web portal. This web application is used to this day by customers to manage the ID verification system, flagged patrons, visit history, real-time dashboards, memberships, and marketing features.
First Production React Web Application
Developed for the World's #1 ID Verification System

QAGOMA

Support Officer

Jan 2011 - Aug 2013 | Brisbane, Australia
Created custom multimedia displays and interactive setups for art installations at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (The largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Australia). Developed two internal web applications using AngularJS to manage software licenses and IT Helpdesk requests. Rebuilt internal intranet web application using modern/responsive web standards and created software to aid with staff onboarding. Initially brought onto the team as part of a co-op program with the Queensland University of Technology, QAGOMA hired me full-time directly after the program ended.
First Production AngularJS Web Application
Largest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Australia

EDUCATION

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology with Distinction

Jan 2009 - Jul 2013 | Brisbane, Australia
Learnt software development fundamentals and built real-world web applications and desktop software using C#, ASP.NET, PHP and Java, using agile software development practices. Some courses and subjects I focused on:

  • Agile Software Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Enterprise Systems Applications
  • Scalable Systems Development
  • Organizational Databases
  • Database Design
  • Internet Protocols and Services
  • Enterprise Software Architecture
  • Business Analysis
  • Emerging Technologies
  • User Experience
Top 10 Australian University
Excellence in Research for Australia and the Times Higher Education World University
Within the Top 1.5% of Universities Worldwide
Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, etc.

BACKGROUND

Where I'm From

Banana, Queensland, Australia

Childhood - Dec 2009 | Banana, Australia
Strangely enough, the town of Banana, found in the heart of the Banana Shire, is named after a dun-coloured working bullock (Bull) called Banana and not the fruit. Growing up in the small outback town of Banana and the nearby town of Moura, I had plenty of time to foster my love for technology. Many days during childhood I spent creating basic websites, creating 3D animations in Strata 3D and doing rudimentary coding in JavaScript, AppleScript, ActionScript and Python
School Senior Dux
Highest overall academic result within the year 12 cohort
School Vice-Captain
School vice-captain at Moura State High School