ICT Lecturer, Webmaster, NQ ACS Chairman, LinkedIn Local Organiser
I’m renowned for: Sharing technology opportunities via local events and online. This can be via Meetups, Startup Weekends, Hackathons or Australian Computer Society events. Only a local would know: We have more NBN fibre to premises than anywhere in Australia. I wrote up 74 uses for the NBN, how to plan for the change and how to connect.
My most memorable holiday was: 45 days travelling western Europe from Ireland to Greece. I kept a travel diary just to keep up with the countries we visited.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My grade six teacher helped me decide on working with technology into the future. I was programming and designing hardware in high school. Now I lecture on technology. Today my online technology is helping over 60,000 people a month from 200 countries.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was: While working in FM radio broadcasting, a faulty electric jug tripped a safety switch and killed the broadcast (lost revenue by the second). I had to identify the issue and fix it. Since that time I have been really good at fault tolerant and high availability designs.
Someone famous I met was: When I did work in radio I got to meet most of the politicians around election time, music artists before show time and local event speakers etc. Recently I showed the President of Australian Computer Society around Townsville which was written up in The Australian and Information Age.
My motto is: Use Technology Efficiently.
SONG Happy by Pharrell Williams
EAT Macadamia chocolate
DRINK Cascade beer