I am a grey haired software developer from New Zealand, previously living in London, UK. I used to be a freelance contractor, and I've worked at BBC Worldwide on a redevelopment of the Top Gear and bbc.co.uk (homepage) websites, and Universal Music on various projects including Universal Music Japan. I'm currently working at Pushpay, helping make the boat go faster.

I'm usually considered an architect, despite the connotations of that title.

I also write my own iOS apps

  • mobileAgent (now deprecated)
  • Trip Wallet (now deprecated)
  • Nearest Bus (still alive, mostly)

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:

I have spoken at various conferences, user groups and online seminars, including:

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BTech(IT) from the University of Auckland and MCP qualifications in SQL Server and ASP.NET (which are mosy likely very out of date).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 was a Xamarin MVP from 2013 to 2015 and also a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, which I assume has lapsed.

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.