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Apps and Things

Title
Tipple
Screenshots
Add drink screen Overlimit screen History screen
Description
Tipple helps you moderate and measure your drinking by keeping track of how many units you drink. The application is written in Objective-C and is backed by a sqlite database. It features drink history, along with nice pie charts of your drinking history.
Title
What the Dickens
Screenshots
Sample game screen
Description
What the dickens is an anagram game. All words come from novels by Charles Dickens. The game is simple, just solve as many anagrams as you can in three minutes. Each word has a score based on how frequently the word appears in the novels. The more infrequent the word, the higher the score. This game has been made with UIKit.
Title
Loyalty Wallet
Screenshots
List of cards screen Enter new card screen Display barcode screen
Description
Loyalty Wallet is a simple app to help reduce the number of loyalty cards you carry around. It uses a barcode recognizer to input the barcode and then display it back. The app is written in Objective C and backed with a sqlite database.
Title
Bilingual Baby
Screenshots
Sample game screen Sample game screen
Description
Bilingual Baby is a flashcard application designed to help toddlers learn vocabulary in foreign languages. The application is a collaboration with the Designers at Shift Interactive. It is written in Objective-C and backed by sqlite.
Title
msgpack visualizer
Screenshots
MSGPack Visualizer
Description
The msgpack visualizer is a tool to help debug problems with messages that have been encoded using the msgpack serialisation protocol. It decodes a base64 string and presents it as a JSON object. As well as presenting it as a JSON object it also prints out which bytes correspond to which data type and value. It is written in Javascript so that it can be easily used from a web browser.
Title
Ski Gratis
Screenshots
Game Screen
Description
Ski Gratis was written as part of a talk given to the Sydney Javascript community. The talk covered making a SkiFree clone using CreateJS - a library for HTML Canvas and other related things. The game is playable online and has so far been submitted as a Windows Metro application.

Work Experience

Title
Node.js Junkie / Objective-C Nut
Senior Software Engineer
Screenshots
Graphdat screenshot
Company
Alphashack
Date
January 2012 - January 2013
Location
Sydney
Description

Alphashack is an incubator for products, which has suited my full stack skills. The primary product that I worked on is Graphdat, a real time server and application visualisation platform. This product had many challenges involved in scaling the system to deal with large volumes of incoming data while concurrently serving aggregates in real time. Working in a small team I've worked across the whole stack jumping into code as needed. The product is fully functional and can be seen at http://www.graphdat.com. The whole backend codebase is written in Node.js and is designed to scale horizontally across many servers in the cloud. Canvas and CSS3 are used on the frontend to create a great end-user experience. Being a full stack engineer has meant that I’ve written and modified all parts of the application – this includes writing a PHP extension in C.

Keywords
nodejs Objective-C iOS Javascript PHP
Title
Technical Lead
Senior Software Engineer
Screenshots
Fetchtv screenshot Fetchtv screenshot
Company
Digital Five Sydney
Date
Febrary 2011 - December 2011
Location
Sydney
Description

The product I worked on in this position is the iOS (iPhone and iPad) remote for the fetchtv set-top box. The application uses a comet system to communicate to the set-top box, some of the more challenging aspects of this process was ensuring that the communication would operate outside the home over 3G as well as on WiFi indoors. We initial produced a prototype using sencha-touch but then elected to write in native Objective-C to optimise . My role involved working on majority of the low level communications and API creation for use by the rest of the team.

Keywords
C# Objective-C iOS sencha-touch Javascript
Title
Solution Architect
Screenshots
Tonton screenshot
Company
Viocorp
Date
January 2010 - February 2011
Location
Sydney
Description

As a solution architect I was responsible for the translation of business requirements into functional requirements for the development team. The main responsibilities of this role was to ensure that the various products of the company collaborated well together and that the appropriate technologies were employed. As well as filling the role of solution architect I was also the team leader for the Viostream platform team. The Viostream platform is the video streaming and asset management offering from Viocorp. I was required to both design and develop features for this platform to suit the needs of Viocorp’s clients.

Amongst my accomplishments in this position, I filled in as team lead for the Viomedia Product team for the development of a catch-up TV solution for Malaysia’s largest broadcaster. This proved to be an incredibly challenging task in that I was required to take an existing CMS and rework it to suit the catch-up TV requirements, an outcome that I managed to achieve. The project, which was the largest IPTV deployment is Asaia was finished on time and has since changed the browsing habits for the viewers of the client. This role also enabled me to develop my skills as a leader.

Keywords
C# Javascript Akamai CSS jQuery ASP.NET IPTV Flash Media Server Live Video Streaming Internet TV PHP CMS
Title
.NET Developer
Screenshots
Viostream Enhanced Media Player screenshot
Company
Viocorp
Date
August 2008 - December 2009
Location
Sydney
Description

As a .NET developer my primary job was to build and skin video portals for major banking institutions, national tourism bodies and large multinationals. I worked to tight deadlines to create an individual look and feel to each client’s video portal.

In additional to building and skinning video portals I rebuilt the interface to the core management system used for managing client media. This involved rethinking the usability of the existing system and introducing a “Web 2.0” feel to the site. Working within a small, core team the entire interface and workflow for clients was reinvented within three months.

My major accomplishment was a Javascript embed framework that that supports the embedding of Adobe Flash, Windows Media and Apple Quicktime content onto a site whilst allowing the user to change between formats. The framework is completely encapsulated and does not make use of any other Javascript library. The system makes use of a degrading tag system that allows for the embed system to also be used in an AJAX environment. The end result was that clients could paste an embed code into their CMS and serve online video to their viewers regardless of platform.

Keywords
C# ASP.NET jQuery Javascript CSS
Title
Associate Software Engineer
Company
Moody's Economy.com
Date
July 2007 - July 2008
Location
West Chester, PA, USA
Description

I was offered the position of associate software engineer in the American based office and spent a year working on various projects. I spent a significant amount of time converting old ASP applications into ASP.NET in order to better meet changing business needs. An example of this was a generic document templating system that I single handedly built using XML and Xquery to replace the existing Knowledge Base system. The document layout and submitted data was stored in XML. On rendering Xquery methods were used to select and update the information stored in SQL.

I was also part of the team that rebuilt DataBuffet.com from the ground up. Using a C# for the backend and jQuery for the frontend, we created a responsive, robust chart and mapping tool for use with the company's data warehouse (FAME). For this project I wrote various jQuery plugins to streamline the frontend processes. On the backend various VB6, C++ and SQL pieces of code had to be rewritten. The project included creating webservices to store and retrieve economic data for charts and/or maps .

Possibly the more challenging project I undertook was adding a coupon to the existing shopping cart system. Due to the nature of the existing system I had to graft the coupon system using only SQL. This involved building all the pieces and systematically integrating them into the live system to minimize disruption to the service. This was problematic as the system had been written over 10 years prior. The end product was that the company finished with a robust coupons system that allowed for a variety of options from bundles to bulk discounts.

Keywords
C# ASP.NET jQuery VBA SQL Server FAME Database Javascript XQuery XML XSLT
Title
Bachelor of Business
Date
2004
University
University of Technology Sydney
Location
Sydney, Australia
Description

Finance Major with sub-majors in Economics and Information Technology. One semester was spent on exchange in the Netherlands at Erasmus University Rotterdam