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Key areas of expertise include:
LISAsoft is a systems integration and software development company, with core experience in geospatial systems, OGC spatial standards development and implementation, web and mobile systems, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), databases and data architectures, open source software, infrastructure and hardware.
Roles at LISAsoft have focused on the software, geospatial, web, mobile and data side of the business including:
Filled a number of senior engineering roles, including:
Managed a R&D team of 10 in a small rapidly expanding company. The team developed pilot and commercial inter-operable web-mapping systems based on OGC Standards.
Primary tasks in this role were:
Also contributed with:
Involved in the development of large scale, real time, Combat System software, becoming proficient with the full Software Development Life Cycle. Roles started with: coding (ada), debugging, unit testing, and later moved into design and team leading. Along the way I improved processes by developing numerous scripts (csh, sh, awk, perl, C, etc), and contributed toward the software development process (process development and documentation).
For better or worse, I'm a geek to the core. In my spare time I contribute to open source software projects.
The international OSGeo Foundation supports development and promotion of highest-quality open source geospatial software. Contributions to OSGeo include:
One of the founders and coordinators of OSGeo-Live. Contributed to packaging, testing, documenting, community building, and advocacy.
OSGeo-Live provides a DVD/USB and Virtual Machine containing a comprehensive stack of GeoSpatial Open Source Software which can be trialled without installing any software. It is handed out at geospatial conferences, as well as being used as the basis for university workshops and tutorials. The Project Overview and Quickstart documentation has been translated into over 10 languages.
Founded Mapbuilder, was responsible for the core design, wrote much of the code, helped build the user and developer community, then facilitated the merge of functionality into Mapbuilder's successor, OpenLayers.
Involved with the development of Vector Rendering, GML Rendering and integration of MapBuilder with OpenLayers and was a member of the OpenLayers Project Steering Committee.
One of the first developers of GeoTools and an original member of the Project Steering Committee. Contributed to the design, code and initiated the original Software Developers Guide.
Geotools is an open source, standards compliant, java based, geographic mapping library.
Active was a social change website which provided a shared calendar, groups listing, and community edited news and discussion. It was used by cities around the world, and was adopted by the successful Independent Media Center.
I was one of the founders for this project, wrote much of the original calendar code (in perl) and set up the CVS and configuration scripts.
Helped with the system administration of cat, a community ISP and server.
Started writing a data input module based on Mapserver. Made use of C, lex, yacc, gdb. This project didn't make it past alpha development.
Critical mass is an organised coincidence, where hundreds of cyclists happen to ride in the same direction, at the same time, through peak hour traffic, and in the process promote cycling by doing.
Outdoors: Rock climbing, bush walking, canyoning, wind surfing, swimming and cycling.
Family Man: Father of 2 boys, scout leader, soccer coach, and husband.