Multi-skilled as a creative writer, music composer, software developer
Everyone is gifted with many talents. I have always worked in creative endeavors. My software career has been very rewarding but I get even more pleasure out of all aspects of music and creative writing.
Work in a team of 9 developers, maintaining and updating a very large Delphi legacy system using Delphi 7 and Delphi 2010. Dealers Solutions provides Australia-wide management systems for the retail auto industry.
Client service delivery was via the Internet and relied heavily on Web Services to deliver functionality. I implemented 3 new web services since starting.
Complete Print Solutions
Jul 2012 - Jan 2013 (6 months, 1 day)
Work on the Delphi legacy system. 260,000 lines of Delphi code and 120,000 of SQL stored procedure code
Fergies Print & Mail
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012 (2 months, 1 day)
Design a solution for a new client, Brambles Recall, that merges 6 differently structured data streams into a comprehensive invoice creation system for Recall’s document archiving and document destruction business.
Coding was in C#/.NET using the iTextSharp library for PDF creation.
Diploma of Electrical Engineering
Deakin University, Australia 1964 - 1966
Certified Music Arranger
Music Arrangers Guild of Australia
Music arranger, Electronic method, in all music genres
All's Not Well In The Garden Of Eden
Fairfax Media, The Sydney-Morning Herald, Webdiary
An article published on The Sydney Morning Herald blog 'Webdiary' (now defunct). The article is a political commentary on the outsourcing of social services by the Australian Federal Government to various religious organizations. It has parallels to similar initiatives introduced by George W Bush in the US.