I've been living in Wellington since 1993 and in that time have worked in IT delivery for private-sector, Government and start-up businesses in many different roles. Prior to moving to Wellington I worked in Television and video primarily as a video editor.
I've recently finished several years working with the Ministry of Social Development working on IT business projects, programmes and portfolios for a wide range of business services and applications. These have been mainly web applications and, for the last few years, mobile web.
I'm now using that knowledge, skills and awareness to explore new online business ventures and opportunities.
My current focus is upgrading HireThings.com / .co.nz / com.au to a more appropriate style and focus required of a modern useful online service
As part of that journey, I've spent a couple of months working my way through a fantasic and challenging Rails 5 Professional Udemy course. It was very detailed, and the result of my efforts was this website, and this certificate ;-)
I love business, technology, governance, finance, food and fermentation, swimming, art, living in Aro Valley, my friends, and spending time with my partner on our various projects and adventures :-)
I enjoy getting in and helping make a business, team, technology and process work, and I like being part of that business. I'd love to explore business opportunities with you and see what great things we can make happen
From: 2019. To: current.
Tech lead, developer, architect, cloud infrastructure engineer for site, platform and mobile upgrade and management.
From: 2011. To: 2018.
Business analyst, project manger, programme manager and Web Team manager. UX and mobile capability manager. Agile tools capability manager.
From: 2009. To: 2011.
Analyst, developer and project manager for a variety of open-source web based applications. Business analysis, Project & Client Management, UX & IA, Wireframing, PHP, Ruby on Rails.
From: 2006. To: 2009.
Co-founder, developer and CEO for online hire and rental marketplace startup www.hirethings.co.nz (and later www.hirethings.com.au)
From: 2004. To: 2006.
Developer and DBA for a wide range of windows and web based applications
From: 2000. To: 2002.
Developer for eCargo freight marketplace, including early WAP based mobile web UI Support developer for eCentric government clients. Worked alongside founding TradeMe team and technology. Delphi, .Net, C#, SQL Server, XSLT
From: 1999. To: 2001.
Analyst developer for MAF IT systems. Year 2000 upgrades.
From: 1995. To: 1998.
Coordinating IT projects and initiatives across the MAF Quality Management
From: 1993. To: 1995.
Support national activities for food safety inspection and auditing services
From: 1992. To: 1992.
Editor for Kids TV teen show Short Sportz, and current affairs shows InFocus with Stephanie Tauevehi, and Suzy Kato's "You and Me"
From: 1991. To: 1992.
18 month venture to establish video editing facility for new Panasonic M2 tape format.
From: 1989. To: 1991.
From: 1989. To: 1989.
Prepping video editing facilities, source tapes, final masters and copies. Backup Steve the main editor. Camera, lighting and sound assist
Scaled Agile Framework practitioner exam and certification.
Foundation and Practitioner/Professional exam and certification
Projects In a Controlled Environment (Prince2) foundation and practitioner/professional exam and certification.
Scrum master training and certification.
SQL Server certified professional DBA exam and certification.
6 years part-time extramural studies whilst working. Covered Management Information Systems, GIS, Object Oriented development and databases, scaling enterprise applications.
Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Business Computing, Economics, Statistics, Property.