I am a grey haired software developer from New Zealand, previously living in London, UK. I'm a freelance contractor, and I've worked at BBC Worldwide on a redevelopment of the Top Gear website and a redevelopment of the bbc.co.uk homepage and Universal Music on various projects including Universal Music Japan. I'm currently at ANZ Bank working on mobile apps.
I'm usually considered an architect, despite the connotations of that title.
I also write my own iOS apps
as well as apps for other people
I have worked on many projects over my 20+ years in the industry, including point-of-sale systems, warehouse management systems, web-based applications, hand-held mobile applications, enterprise messaging applications, high volume web sites and most things in between. Previous employers include:
- Universal Music
- The Prince's Charities (Start)
- BBC Worldwide
- Quest Software.
- Orbiz International
- Borland New Zealand
- Glazier Systems Auckland (now Intergen)
I have spoken at various conferences, user groups and online seminars, including:
- Codemania 2014
- Xamarin Evolve 2013
- Xamarin Seminars on UIAppearance and Accessibility.
- Microsoft TechEd New Zealand 2004-6 and other Microsoft events
- The Auckland and Wellington .NET User Groups
I was a Microsoft MVP from 2003 thru 2007, with a specialty in the .NET field, and hold a BTech(IT) from the University of Auckland and MCP qualifications in SQL Server and ASP.NET (which are mosy likely very out of date).
I am current a Xamarin MVP also a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, which is very much up to date.
My CV is available on request, however most of this information can be found on my StackOverflow profile. Both are pretty up-to-date and accurate. I occasionally put code up on GitHub, mostly mobile-related.
If you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so. Email or Twitter is the quickest way.