About Me

I'm an Australian based coder, hacker, tinkerer, maker, and voider of most things software and hardware.

My path to geekery was first paved by Dick Smith's Funway into Electronics on my 11th birthday and from there things escalated – rather quickly.

After completing high school I spent a little more than a decade in the Royal Australian Air Force where I was formally educated in binary and the way of the electron. Forged by discpiline, commitment, determination and perseverenace; my military service certainly provided the foundation for how I now approach life.

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed many opportunities including: capability research and development, software engineering, scientifc trial design and management, rapid prototyping, systems integration and many more.

Whether it's building web services, prototyping hardware, composing operating systems and software stacks or designing websites and frontends; I them all.

Experience

  • 2012 - Present

    M5 Network Security

    Research & Development / Test Engineering

    Operating System optimisation, custom integrated test framework and processes, continual test integration.

  • 2010 - 2012

    M5 Network Security

    Network Security Architect

    Systems integration, custom network security monitoring sensor. Distributed search.

  • 2008 - 2010

    Australian Defence Force

    Countermeasure Development / Scientific Trial Managment

    Test plan, process, execution, analysis, review, operational implementation.

    Specialised CM/AC RCS analysis software. Custom MAWS algorithm training framework.

  • 2003 - 2008

    Australian Defence Force

    Network Security / Capability Development, ACT

    Deployable Network Security Monitoring (NSM) architecture, NSM analyst training and development.

Education

  • 2005 - 2007

    Masters of science (Information Technology)

    University of New South Wales (ADFA)

  • 2000 - 2003

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

    University of New South Wales (ADFA)

My Toolbox

HTML5/CSS3
Javascript
Python
Perl
C/C++
Shell
*SQL
GIMP
Inkscape