Futuretheory

Wordpress Developer

Resume

February 22, 2008

Formal Education

Graduating with an ATAR of 94, I joined ANU to Study Commerce/Law. Gaining a Bachelor of Commerce I then jumped to UC to start a Bachelor of Teaching. This was interrupted after winning $10k at IACT to start a business.

February 22, 2008
June 15, 2008

Hospitality

Ironic but I started work for Hungry Jacks and McDonalds in the same week. Burgers are better at Hungry Jacks but McDonalds ended up winning out because it had a great workplace culture and offered the flexibility to work around the clock and balance uni. I have clocked 3 summers working 60 hours a week, while in various hospitality locations.

June 15, 2008
November 1, 2010

Retail

The discipline from hospitality made me shine in retail. In this industry I developed a great deal of one on one customer service skills. My favourite roles included being 2IC at Fila and Social Media Manager at The Games Capital.

November 1, 2010
October 10, 2015

InnovationACT

Winning the 10k business grant launched me into the local entrepreneurship ecosystem. Apart from working on my startups I have mentored multiple teams to their own success. This was followed by joining the organisers as social media manager and providing education facilitation. I just finished off mentoring another team to success in 2021.

October 10, 2015
March 1, 2017

Co-working

I have worked inside two different co-working spaces (Entry29 and Gameplus) and it was not just an opportunity to work on my own projects to also see other business do daily activities. My involvement in the community and customer service background led me to being the site manager for The Renewables Innovation Hub in 2017.

March 1, 2017
November 2, 2017

Autism Support Worker

At a CBRIN networking event I was approached by a mother to teach her son how to be a Youtuber. This converted into me providing weekly sessions as an NDIS Support Worker teaching life skills to a teenager with Autism. It has been amazing to see his growth from starting yr 7 to someone who is about to graduate yr 10. (Still current)

November 2, 2017
January 26, 2018

Local Business Operations

Out of the blue at a boardgaming convention I was approached by the owners of local gaming restaurant Guild who wanted to hire me as a manager. Wanting to pursue a more entrepreneurial role, we agreed for me to be Social Media, Events and Operations Manager for a new retail arm of this hospitality business. After this I also helped in the founding of another geek hospitality venue, The Copper Dragon.

January 26, 2018
January 20, 2020

Career Change to Coding

My experience in local business and startup taught me that the bottleneck for business success was not money, skills, or people but time of the primary decision makers. Technology serves as a way for people to save time and effort. And whether you are a tech startup or a coffee stall holder, success depends on being able to tailor technology to alleviate the bottlenecks. This is why I made a career change, so that one day I may be a small business owner that can overcome bottlenecks through use of technology I build.

January 20, 2020
May 2, 2020

Tech Support

I had worked in the scholarship earning position as IT Assistant at Fenner Hall in 2011 and 2012. This experience plus studying programming at CIT led me to gaining the Robot Operations Coordinator role at robots4good. This organisation uses telepresence robots to bring kids with longterm illness back into the classroom, and provide family interaction back to the elderly. This role included robot repair, supply logistics, and troubleshooting with customers.

Although I left the organisation to pursue a fulltime career in coding, I am still involved in one off support calls, experimenting with the robot API, and just secured a deal to make a video series intended as a resource for customers.

May 2, 2020
July 1, 2021

Lyneham Tech Tips

As I continue to learn coding, which is currently through completing a Google developed course to become an Android Developer, I started a NEIS business to provide tech support to individuals.

I make technology related youtube videos (which led me to the video series deal with robots4good).

This month I am also finishing up my first paid contract to develop a WordPress website for a frustrated Squarespace user.

July 1, 2021

References

Vicki
Stanley

From 2015 to 2020 Vicki has been the Program Manager for InnovationACT. In 2015 I was a participant of the program. 2017 and 2018 I was a mentor. In 2019 I was hired by Vicki to assist in the program.

She can attest to my passion for marketing and entrepreneurship. But also my unbridled joy in singing 90s karaoke.

Contact Details:
0432 848 336
vwkstanley@gmail.com
Linkedin

Megan Gilmour

As an NDIS support worker, I was attracted by Megan’s trailblazing use of supporting kids with longterm illness through the use of telepresence robots in schools.

She can attest to my passion for coding and human first approach to providing tech support.

Contact Details:
0411 162 597
megan@robots4good.com.au
Linkedin

Mikkolo Guinto

Veteran Website Developer and ex-housemate, I added Mik as a personal reference but also as someone who is a tech expert who has been following the development of my programming portfolio.

He can attest to my personal character and my motivations for wanting to become a coder. He also knows what my favourite boardgames are.

Contact Details:
0431 063 499
mikkolo@outlook.com