For the last 15 years I've been doing all sorts of things which include;
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Responsible for research, development, implementation and management of libraries to access 3rd party travel APIs. Providing both; in-house tools which allowed for searching and booking flights and accommodation, as well as developing APIs which consumed from 3rd party travel companies and acted as providers for the frontend development team.
I consumed from the following 3rd party providers; Virgin Australia API, Jetstar, Tigerair, Travelport Universal API, Expedia API, QANTAS Hello World API, Kuoni Passion API, Pacific Bed Bank API and Traveltek Fusion API.
During my time developing for the above mentioned APIs I gained invaluable experience in remote communication with other development teams which were based in a number of different locations including Asia, Australia, The United Arab Emirates, and The United Kingdom.
I was a freelancer responsible for; the planning and development of a custom online Learning Management System, the implementation of small to large scale database driven CMS, and the design of numerous business marketing products.
The Southern Queensland Institute of Technical and Advanced Further Education (TAFE) employed me for varying jobs. The subjects I delivered while teaching at TAFE;
Following are some personal links. Websites I've built over time, to pass the time. These sites are now aging and were developed before designing for mobile platforms existed. They still display relatively nice in modern browsers and are works I am proud of;
Outside of work I have always had a keen interest in computer games. During my time in the modding community I managed to do a variety of interesting things which included;
2008 - Studied externally, part-time and gained accreditation toward a Bachelor of Information and Technology majoring in Games and Creative Technologies at the University of Southern Queensland. Subjects included;
2001 - Successfully completed Diploma of Multimedia at the Southern Queensland Institute of Technical and Advanced Further Education. Subjects included;
1998 - Successfully completed Cert. III in Computing and Multimedia at the Armidale Institute of Technical and Advanced Further Education. Subjects included;
1995 - Accreditation toward Diploma of Business Management at the Southern Queensland Institute of Technical and Advanced Further Education. Subjects accredited;
I think outside of the box. Appreciate old school charm. Get a kick out of strange things. I'm thoughtful, fun and clever. I enjoy a challenge. I like the outdoors, and I'm happy to stay in. Love music and live bands. Like good food. I enjoy travelling to new places and love to take photos.
Always learning. Play guitar. Like putting my feet up, the smell of rain and cut grass. Spent my teens digesting nothing but 90's grunge music. Self employed for many years. I'm creative. I like drawing, like watching cartoons and when I get the chance, I like sleeping in. I play Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation.
My German skills require improvement, however I'm learning more and more every day from my lovely partner and her family and look forward to undertaking study in this area to better my German communication skills.