About me

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I'm a leader in education and technology.

For the past six years I've been Director of ICT at Newington College, helping a wonderful team of educators and technology specialists provide ed-tech support to over 2000 kids in the Sydney.

When not helping others succeed, I love to work a keyboard in the service of building cool new tools. I work primarily with Ruby and JavaScript.

Tools and projects

Some tools and projects include:

Spaces. Newington Spaces is the community platform for students, staff and families of Newington College. A responsive web app with dashboards for everything and a constant stream of school-wide activity, Spaces is unlike anything available to schools.

Play. The Play app is an innovative way of managing sport and co-curricular activities.

Perkins. Glue-for-school – it's our custom middleware for joining together around 20 different Newington systems. From LDAP / Active Directory to MS SQL Server, Apple School Manager, Canvas LMS and payment systems, Perkins makes it happens.

IB Schools Australasia. The team of Dann Weatherhead (LinkedIn) and I have managed the IB Schools Australasia site and branding through several design iterations (and in tech, from an original PHP site through Rails 1.2, 2, 3, 4 and now 5).

Contact me

I'd love to hear from you, so please drop me a line. Email is best; Twitter is most likely to get a quick reply.

Email. mylescarrick@gmail.com
LinkedIn. mylescarrick
Twitter. @mylescarrick@gmail