My first post-Catalyst contract involves doing something I've done informally for years and would like to do much more: Free and Open Source (FOSS) project facilitation.
My technical capabilities are both broad and deep. I spend many hours per day engaged in technical pursuits, fitting my social and advocacy activities among them.
I have many years of experience working within the IT industry, especially related to open source software and bespoke software development for the web.
As founder of Egressive, over 14 years I hired and mentored more than 20 people in both technical and non-technical roles.
I have a vibrant and diverse personal network, with substantial representation from New Zealand's technical and education communities.
I am a people person. I love to interact with people, to learn from them and to share what I have learned. One of my greatest pleasures is working out how I can connect to someone I meet.
In my most recent role with Catalyst IT, I have taken the leap into formal training.
I am a confident writer and I write constantly for technical, business, and general audiences, mostly related to technology.
My scientific research and commercial IT and software development exploits are just manifestations of my desire to create and build stuff (real and virtual).
I can bring rigour to most software development processes, whether they're small and lightweight (too small to justify spinning up a formal Agile process) or larger and more complex - in which
I am a strong advocate of royalty free open standards wherever possible, and I would like to encourage the NZ government to adopt a formal policy to mandate (a "recommendation" is far too
I have worked in both large (by New Zealand standards) and small businesses with very flat structures.
Learning requires a combination of interest, aptitude, and access. I think most people, particularly children, are naturally inquisitive.