I first became interested in the field of Information Technology when I was inadvertently exposed to some basic HTML/CSS web coding through a friend. The concept of feeding the computer instructions to create something unique was immediately captivating. Soon after, I enrolled for Bachelor of Computing and Networking at the Cairns Campus of James Cook University in Queensland.
Throughout my degree I became particularly interested in Software Engineering, and Web Technologies. About halfway through my undergraduate degree, I stopped funding my studies with menial bar work and started a boutique digital agency which specialised in developing web presences for local businesses. In 2013, I developed a new online carpooling network for use by staff and students at James Cook University’s Cairns campus to help reduce carbon emissions; and also won two accolades for additional projects at the Queensland Multimedia Awards.
Despite my interest in Information Technology, I have always held great respect for science and its contribution to the advancement of society. The Geoscience Australia Graduate Program enables me to combine two of my greatest interests. I can work with an array of modern technologies, whilst contributing to projects of great scientific significance.
My first tasks as part of the Graduate Program will include looking at ways to help increase the efficiency of Geoscience Australia’s research though improved data availability, and contributing to upcoming mobile development initiatives.