Interested in computers from a young age having received my first computer "Amstrad CGA" at the age of 8, coding small games in basic around the age of 11. Since then I have never looked back and have been privileged to watch the growth of Personal Computers, Networks and the birth of the Internet.
1997 was the start of my professional career in the fashion industry and commencing studies which lead to an Advanced Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing. Working within the areas of product development and production in fashion, gained experience on large projects such as the Sydney Olympic 2000 Games, the launch of Katie's 1626 label and Crossroads label.
With the progression of computers into the workplace, I retrained in the area of Network Engineering, focusing on e-mail systems and web server management. In late 2000 commenced formal Information Technology studies with a Scholarship in Network Engineering. Over the next four years completed various Diplomas and Certificates in Information Technology.
During my career within Network Engineering, I received various types of exposure within National and International Enterprise, all with their own degrees of complexity in the areas of managing people and computers.
2003 I strengthened my skill-set through study and work performing e-business analysis for web development projects and studied Advanced Diploma in E-Security. Since 2005 I have worked in the area of Open Source web solutions architecture and web systems integration using PHP as my language of choice for web applications.
During 2009 to 2013 completed an Honours Degree in Cognitive Load Theory and its implementations for enhancing online instructional design. During this time I also performed field based UX research for various digital agencies throughout Sydney. In 2014 I worked in the User Advocacy Team supporting FireFoxOS and was part of the team performing User Research testing future support tools and methods.
Throughout my academic and working career, I have focused on making technology work for people. A strong believer in a simplistic user interface design and empowering people through technology. Believing the Internet is still in its early stages, I find excitement with the knowledge of what is yet to come. Optimistic, enthusiastic and excited about what the future holds for the Internet and believe we are still at the very beginning of this technology with leaps and bounds still to be achieved.