I’m a web developer and budding data scientist who lives in West Auckland, New Zealand. I graduated from Auckland University with a first class honours degree in computer science in 1997. I worked as a web developer at Unitec Institute of Technology until I stopped full time work to have my first child in 2006. I now have two children aged 12 and 14, and feel extremely lucky that I have been able to be a full-time parent to them, which has enabled me to give them some great opportunities and experiences they might not have otherwise had.
While I often find the myriad of frameworks and languages available to developers nowadays daunting, I love to learn new ways of doing things and have dabbled in various different systems. I have used Laravel and Vue.js for personal projects, and I love this way of developing websites. These tools make web development so much more pleasurable, allowing developers to focus on business logic and interactivity rather than worrying about low-level database queries or browser compatibility.
I also recently went back to university, completing several undergraduate and postgraduate papers in data science and statistics at Massey University. I find this field fascinating and I would love to work in this area as I think my computer science background would a great complement.
Have a look at my Portfolio page for some links to a few personal and educational based projects I’ve worked on over the years that showcase my varied skill base and love of exploring new technologies.