I am currently a Software Developer at Vista Entertainment Solutions where I work primarily with a .NET stack, alongside SQL Server, Angular and TypeScript. Each day brings forward new problems to test my problem solving abilities — one of the key factors behind my interest in software development and computer science in general.
Applying the knowledge gained during completion of a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons) degree from the University of Waikato, I strive to achieve a high quality of work in all my professional and personal pursuits. A subset of my personal projects can be found on either my GitLab or GitHub accounts.
I am passionate about technology — with a particular interest in artificial intelligence, computer networks, and compiler theory/construction. I aim to stay informed regarding the state-of-the-art techniques so that I can leverage them in my work; for example, I am always looking for novel techniques to add to my open-source Linear Genetic Programming system (view the accompanying thesis here).
On the side, I play an array of different instruments and enjoy creating music in all sorts of styles which I can share with the world.
I am confident using a variety of different technologies, with my most comfortable stacks being .NET and Python. This site was created using Python and the excellent Flask framework — feel free to view the source.
An exhaustive list of technologies I am familiar with can be found within my CV, but here is a subset of my most frequently used languages/frameworks/etc:
- Primary languages
- C#, Python, Java, Kotlin, HTML, CSS, TypeScript
- Primary frameworks
- .NET (framework and core), ASP.NET core, Entity Framework, Flask, Angular, Bootstrap
- MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis
- Version Control
- Git, GitHub, GitLab, Team Foundation Server
Learning new languages, frameworks, and other technologies is important to me, as I believe it all contributes to me becoming a better developer — particularly by showing me new approaches to solving problems and helping me create informed decisions regarding technology choice.
I consider myself to be a passionate musician. I love to create interesting music which could be described as a mix of genres such as Jazz, Progressive Rock, Alternative, Ambient, and a whole lot more! Some of my music is available on my SoundCloud account.