In 2007, after six years as a labourer and landscaper/gardener, I decided to work towards my true passion - to work towards becoming a fully qualified web designer and developer. Back then I already knew the road to becoming a fully qualified web developer would be long, but the thrill of learning and building new skills in an exiting and growing industry kept me going. Five years on from that switch in careers, my passion for the web development industry remains stronger than ever. Back to top
After two years of studying Computer Science at the University of Otago, I converted to a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology in February 2012 - which I expect to complete in 2013/2014. My main focus is web development, although I am learning other vital skills such as project management and professional practice. At the same institution I also have learned PC Maintenance, and I have obtained a CISCO certificate in I.T Essentials. Back to top
In 2012, I managed to maintain a B+ average across all the seven papers I studied in that year - including two projects where I obtained a 100% mark, and a semester-long project where my group achieved a 90% pass. Back to top
Otago Polytechnic - Bachelor of Information Technology ~ February 2012 to current.
University of Otago - Bachelor of Computer Science ~ February 2010 to November 2011.
Aoraki Polytechnic School of Media ~ February 2009 to November 2009.
Web developer assistant for NewSplash Studios ~ April 2012 - Present
Custom designed and developed website for Kahu Technologies, a New Zealand technology developer and engineering service provider with expertise in lightweight composites and computational fluid dynamics. Designed by Matt Norrish and developed alongside myself at NewSplash Studios. Back to top
Established by the New Zealand ITPs, CareerCloud helps to link businesses to work-ready students and graduates in a number of sectors nationwide.
Matt Norrish led development, collaborating with a team of newSplash Studio colleagues — web developers, Nick Bryson and myself, and designer, Victoria Griffin, to create stage one of this web application in a short time frame.
Stage two is in development now.
Built on the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Back to top