Work History

Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Software Engineer – August 2015 to present

  • Provide design, development, and leadership on OpenStack frontend and Java- script projects.
  • Achieved core developer status on the OpenStack eslint-config-openstack, ironic- webclient, and ironic-ui projects within 6 months of initial contributions.
  • Lead developer and project manager on the OpenStack Ironic UI project, which enables OpenStack operators to manage bare-metal instances using the OpenStack Horizon project.
  • Coordinate, negotiate, and balance the needs and requirements of multiple large corporate stakeholders in the OpenStack Ironic UI project.
  • Become a key decision maker with regard to the eslint rule configuration and standardising that across the entirety of OpenStack.
  • Identified key UX areas of improvement in the Storyboard project and pro-actively addressed those issues by suggesting solutions and developing them forward.

Zone – Front End Web Developer – March 2015 to August 2015

  • Adapted the Bass grid system developed for Worthers Ltd for use within the Zone frontend components library.
  • Developed multiple JavaScript and Sass plugins for their front end components li- brary that enabled faster development time and helped to prevent code duplication across the agency.
  • Communicated clearly and frequently with stakeholders in multiple departments across the organisation.

Worthers Ltd – Front End Web Developer – June 2012 to March 2015

  • Developed ‘Bass’ – a front end framework and grid system used by staff at Worthers.
  • Developed ‘Vanilla’ – a back end framework that allows for fast database development for specific custom features in new sites, for example a resources section.
  • Developed the front end of the soon to be launched Worthers CMS, Vexillum.
  • Was awarded the first Worthers ‘Team Player of the Year’ award in 2013.
  • Performed SEO consulting for customer websites.
  • Provided CSS and HTML training to new staff.

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa – Youth and Children’s Coordinator – January 2009 to April 2013

  • Managed a team of volunteering students that changed every 3 months aged between 18 and 57.
  • Taught and provided activities, safety and education for between 5 and 200 children (depending on the time period).
  • Learnt the local language, Afrikaans, to communicate with the children and the fami- lies.
    Taught the children Maths, ICT, English and basic Afrikaans in both English and Afrikaans.

Honours and Awards

  • Worthers Employee of the Year Award 2013
    • Won award for team player and employee of the year at Worthers following
      my development at the company as an individual and coder.
  • Winner of Best Christian Organisation and Best Redesigned Website
    • ¬†https://www.24-7prayer.com
    • After leaving Worthers, a website I built with them won awards for both best Christian organisation and best redesigned website. I did the front end responsive development for this site and did so making use of a grid frame- work I developed from scratch using Sass.
  • Runner up: Emmaus road – Best Large Church Website
    • ¬†http://www.emmausrd.com
    • After leaving Worthers, a website I built with them won runner up for the best large church website award. On this particular project I did both the front end responsive development and most of the back end work using the Worthers CMS – Vexillum.
  • Runner up: Prayer Spaces in Schools – People’s Choice Award
    • http://www.prayerspacesinschools.com
    • After leaving Worthers, a website I built with them won runner up for the peoples choice award. On this particular project I did both the front end re- sponsive development and most of the back end work using the Worthers CMS – Vexillum.

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