I’m an Australian iOS Engineer working at Facebook and living in San Francisco. I was previously the iOS team lead at Punters.com.au which is based in Melbourne, Australia. At Facebook, I work on the iOS aspect of the UI Infrastructure team. My team solves issues with scale for engineers which write user interfacing code for two billion users.
Reading, writing and speaking
I enjoy keeping a technical blog of things I've learned with the Swift language as well as iOS development. In late 2016, I gave my first conference talk at try! Swift New York which motivated me to bring the same great experience I had, to the Australian community. I’ve since spoken in Australia, Budapest, China and been involved with other conferences in San Francisco and Boston.
Organising a conference
Shortly after my return to Melbourne from speaking in New York, I set in motion the plans to create Australia's first international conference for Swift and Apple developers. In February of 2017, Playgrounds Conference was held in Melbourne and received tremendous praise and high marks from attendees, speakers and the greater Apple development community.
Fostering a strong and supportive community is something which I'm very passionate about. In the past, I've been a co-organiser of the Melbourne CocoaHeads monthly meet-up and recently I've started a small initiative, Wu-Tang Clang, which aims to raise money for other initiative groups whose goal is to lower the barriers for people from underrepresented groups break into the tech sector.
I’m fairly new to seeing snow and snowboarding but since I first discovered both the weather and sport in 2015, it has consumed everything. I love to travel to snowy and high altitude destinations whenever I have free time and the conditions are great.