I'm a good listener and communicator. I understand business needs and can distil them in to a clear architectural vision. I then produce a timely and workable plan and drill down to the detail level to engineer a high-quality result.
Mobile-first delivery of responsive, usable and performant apps is what I love. I'm focussed on what works best for the client and how to deliver that quickly, consistently and to a high standard using agile methodlogy and build/release automation.
Team building and development are central to my work. I will bring out the best team performance, practices and product understanding. If the culture is right, the team will be happier and work to their highest potential.
Responsive web frontend development (HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Jade, JS, JQuery, AngularJS, Ajax, JSON, API)
Mobile app development (AngularJS, Material Design, Bootstrap, Ionic, NodeJS, MySQL, PHP)
Build and release with GIT, Grunt, Gulp
UI design, UX, usability and accessibility
Web and mobile performance optimisation
Full software development life cycle
High success rate at hiring, team building and mentoring
Good insight in to real business needs
Strong clear communication with stakeholders, clients, engineers and creatives
Broad business consulting and project management experience
Excellent collaboration, time management and team work
Strong attention to detail and quality
Desire to constantly improve customer service, internal processes and team skills
Product management, especially identifying any gaps
Business and technical analysis
Training, workshops and presentations
SugarCRM, Marketo (marketing automation), DoceboLMS, JoomlaCMS, Amazon AWS, Social Media, Zendesk
JIRA, Confluence, Capture (testing), HipChat, Agile (scrum)
Material Design, Bootstrap, Foundation, Ionic (template frameworks)
I am currently contracting with Veromo, a startup helping new business owners get started. I am working in Angular, coding the frontend of a member portal on a greenfield project.
For 6 years I managed online product development for a stock market investment and education company. I ran the team and managed products and projects including web/mobile apps, investment portals, marketing, events, eCommerce and eLearning. My technical outlet was frontend development for web and mobile.
I left corporate IT life in 1998 having caught the web bug, and started my own web consultancy. I designed and built marketing, eCommerce and member sites for business, not-for-profit and online communities, migrating in 2005 to Joomla CMS. I then started and directed the Joomla Annual Conference and User Group from 2006 to 2012.
Hopped off the plane in Sydney. Liked it. Dug deeper in to software architecture and business consulting. I ended up working in high-end business, financial and manufacturing software for multi-nationals and managing big project teams. Until I got hooked on the web, that is, and never looked back.
I emerged from Uni with an I.T. degree, frothing at the mouth with the joy of recursion and the magnificence of the mobius strip. I had adventures in business consulting, database design and software development and it was Good! I learnt to apply theory to real life and make myself useful in the business world.
Busy on other voyages of discovery around the hills and valleys of my childhood neighbourhood, Bristol UK and so on to school, Uni and the big ole world.
If I'm at large, I am probably out enjoying the beach with my ocean swimming and triathlon buddies.
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