About

While I began my professional career in the journalism and writing industries, in 2011 I was given the opportunity to work for the social media agency Two Social as a social media co-ordinator. In a more digital environment I was exposed to campaign and client work which involved web projects and my role at Two Social gradually grew from social media co-ordinator to web developer. In the web development space I've discovered a passion and drive for programming and now I enthusiastically look forward to where this industry will take me next.

I have worked on a large range of exciting projects for clients including IBM, Glaxosmith Kline (GSK), TAL, Warner Bros and one of the 'Big 4' accounting firms.

Skills

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Proficient
  • Expert

Technologies / Libraries / Frameworks

HTML5

CSS3

Javascript

SASS

jQuery

Php

Laravel

Wordpress

C#

MySQL

Workflow Tools / Command Line Tools

Git

Composer

NPM

Gulp

Bower

Vagrant

Design Tools

Adobe Photoshop

Other

SEO

Accessibility

Copy writing

Industry

Two Social - Web Developer

June 2011 - January 2016

At Two Social I have built and developed a number of web projects for a range of clients including IBM, GSK and Warner Bros. Projects vary in scope from HTML emails, static microsites, Facebook page tab applications, Wordpress custom theme development and fully custom written back end applications powered by frameworks such as Laravel.

For these projects I have been responsible for the full stack - back end development, front end development and database creation and implementation, using predominantly Sublime Text 2, Adobe Brackets, PhpStorm and Visual Studio. In working on Two Social projects I've established a workflow which utilises modern web technologies such as Gulp, NPM, Composer, Bower and GIT for version control.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Testing

  • Liaison with hosting contractors

  • Writing scoping documents, functional requirements and specifications documents

  • Assist with project strategy to best meet business requirements

  • SEO strategy

  • Implementation of analytics tools (Google, Salesforce) and assist in retrieval of data

Cancer Council NSW - Editor / Editorial Coordinator

June 2010 - June 2011

In fulfilling the joint role of Editor and Editorial Coordinator I had the responsibility of overseeing the entire production process of Cancer Council’s Volunteer Voice magazine from planning which stories to submit to the final print.

ACP Magazines - Intern

2010

As an intern at I assisted the news team in sourcing and developing stories for print. I also have a number of articles published.

Education

Deakin University - Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)

2014 - Present

The BA of IT examines how computers operate at a low level and how to maintain, produce and write software and applications for computers. Computer networks, information systems and databases are covered at an enterprise and administration level. Embedded systems and mobile computing is covered as well.

The course utilises Microsoft's .NET framework and technologies in its subjects, predominantly C#.

Subjects undertaken have included:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms

    Grade Earned: High Distinction

    Data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, queues, hash tables, trees and graphs were covered. Algorithms and algorithm design were examined, with a focus on optimisation and applying Big O notation to describe common sorting and searching algorithms.

  • Object Orientated Development

    Grade Earned: High Distinction

    Object orientated development looked at the implementation and relationships of objects. Classes, interfaces, inheritance, method overloading, polymorphism and abstraction were studied as well.

  • Introduction to Database Design

    Grade Earned: High Distinction

    This subject covered database systems and the areas of entity relationship modelling and object relational modelling. Actual database construction and the retrieval of database information was learnt using Oracle's SQL technology. The subject also covered best database practices such as utilising normalisation.

  • Introduction to Web Development

    Grade Earned: High Distinction

    Web development covered HTML, CSS, Javascript, server side technologies with PHP and integrating PHP with Oracle SQL.

  • Operating Systems Concepts

    Grade Earned: High Distinction

    In OS concepts, management of physical and logical sources was examined. Process management and scheduling algorithms, threads and concurrency were studied as well. Memory management, deadlocking and disk scheduling were also part of the curriculum.

TAFE NSW - Cert IV Web Development

2012 - 2013

In the completion of the Cert IV Web Development, I completed units which examined:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Wordpress and Joomla

Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing, Macleay College

2009 - 2010

The diploma of book editing and publishing looked at copy editing, manuscript editing, proofing, book design and book publishing production.

Sunshine Coast University - Bachelor of Arts (Communication) / Computer Based art and Design

2005 - 2008

The BA in Communication provided learnings in subjects specialisied towards journalism and copy writing. This included writing for newspapers, online publication (e-journalism), public relations writing, as well as digital and media law.

During this degree I also completed a minor in computer based art and design which covered subjects concerned with the use of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) as well as basic design theory. The minor also included subjects on web design and basic coverage of HTML, CSS and Actionscript.