About me

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I’m a leader in education and technology.

For nearly eight 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.

From January 2019 I’m joining the fantastic APAC team at Instructure as Director of Customer Success (APAC), helping support learning across multiple sectors with the great Instructure services including Canvas LMS, Arc, and Bridge.

Tools and projects

Some recent 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.