To write great cloud applications.
|Dec 07 - present||Web Development|
Software and website development for businesses leveraging Django, Python, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PostGIS, Magento and Joomla.
For more examples see my online portfolio.
|May 02 - Dec 07||Senior Project Manager||Auran Games Pty Ltd|
Managed the development of Fury, a large client/server application capable of supporting 100,000+ concurrent users in the same virtual world. Fury was developed using C++, C, and MS SQL running on distributed servers. My biggest challenges were coordinating a large and varied team using different methodologies on different sub projects and maintaining team focus in the face of changing requirements and design.Achievements include:
Produced Fury, taking the original concept from the drawing board through the entire SDLC to successful implementation, deployment and maintenance.Achievements include:
Developed and promoted a number of concepts while building a team with sufficient skills and capacity to develop a large distributed client/server application.Achievements include:
|Mar 02 - May 02||Emigrating from UK to Australia|
|Aug 98 - Mar 02||Senior Project Manager||Virgin/Interplay|
In addition to detailed project management and overseeing the activities of other project managers, I supplied financial reporting and tracking on a large portfolio of games. My Excel, Access and Powerpoint skills were put to intensive use and I spent a large amount of time visiting studios and assessing potential development opportunities or identifying and helping to remedy project slip. The biggest challenges I faced in this period were chronic slip and related cost overrun.Achievements include:
|Jul 95 - Aug 98||Planning Manager||Virgin Games|
Working with 7 project managers (producers) to improve scheduling and effectiveness. With the small team, I also took on the role of Project Manager with two games developments.Achievements include:
|Dec 94 - May 95||Apartment Manager|
After a long and profitable period of running a small consultancy business, I handed the business over to friends and took a long break. For fun, I spent the time running a ski apartment in Bourg St Maurice.
|Apr 94 - Dec 94||Software engineer - Sira Industrial||SDC Ltd|
Enhancements to Prospex. Added new scheduling capabilities and introduced new object kernel for enhanced maintainability and migration to other environments.Achievements include:
|Jan 94 - Apr 94||Software engineer - Bell Northern Research||SDC Ltd|
Extension of LFNM to include new customer requirements. This work involved managing a small team making systemic changes to the system components and enhancing the database to improve performance.
|Jul 93 - Dec 93||Software engineer - Sira Industrial||SDC Ltd|
Optimising and enhancing Prospex. The work included the optimisation of low level functions, reworking of scheduling algorithms and improvements to the MMI.Achievements include:
|Apr 90 - Jun 93||Software engineer - Nortel||SDC Ltd|
Providing design and development assistance with the MMI and model components of the LFNM.Achievements include:
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