For the last 10 years I've been responsible for the management, research, design, development, usability and quality assurance of a wide variety of projects including libraries for accessing 3rd party travel Application Programming Interfaces (API), Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for requesting and receiving data from those APIs, a custom built Learning Management System (LMS) and various Content Management Systems (CMS).
I have also touched on technologies such as NodeJS, BackboneJS and ViewJS and am looking forward to gaining an opportunity to further my skills within these environments.
Employed as a programmer at TravelOnline. Responsible for research, development, implementation and management of libraries to access 3rd party travel APIs. Providing both; in-house tools for the Reservations department which allow for searching and booking flights and accommodation, as well as APIs for the front end developers which grant access to each of the libraries.
Gained certification to connect to a number of different platforms;
During my time developing for the above mentioned APIs I gained invaluable experience in identifying and then reporting on bugs found in these systems. I have also built up skills in communicating with other development teams, which were based in a number of different locations including the United Arab Emirates, Asia and Australia. In this position I have learnt the value of building responsive graphical user interfaces to allow for ease of access on any platform. To achieve this I rely heavily on the Bootstrap CSS framework and I am confident in applying this knowledge to any project.
Following is an example of one of the many in-house reservations control panels I developed as a GUI into the APIs. The control panels allowed our reservations staff to search, book and manage holidays. They were all developed with default Bootstrap CSS.
Prior to the work developing for 3rd party travel APIs, I was a freelance start-up 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 business marketing products. The list of clients includes;
Before the few years of freelancing work, the Southern Queensland Institute of Technical and Advanced Further Education (TAFE) employed me numerous times for varying jobs. The subjects I delivered while teaching at TAFE;
Previous to the TAFE work I was employed fulltime at Range Media as a jack-of-all-trades. Duties included;
Following are a few personal links. Websites I've built over time, to pass the time. All show some knowledge of photoshop, especially the textures on the Low Poly models. These sites are now aging and were developed before designing for mobile platforms existed. They still display relatively nicely on desktop, 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;
I can quickly adapt to new programming languages. Armed only with self taught knowledge of PHP, I completed Foundation Programming in C with High Distinction and Object Oriented Programming in C++ with Distinction through the University of Southern Queensland. I completed a Diploma of Multimedia in 2001 and I also read a book on ASP back in 2002 :)
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. Sadly, 12 months into my study in this course it was discontinued and not offered by the university anymore. Subjects passed;
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.