Before AARNet I spent the best part of a decade working in the Western Australian higher education sector. This part of my career spanned all manner of technical and technology management pursuits, including programming, systems administration, desktop management, storage, data centres, telecommunications/networking and voice.
I have one of the best jobs in the world. I spend much of my time talking to the nation’s best research, education, training and cultural institutions about the use of technology in their businesses, and helping them to get the most out of their AARNet services. The sector has so many fantastic stories to tell and I have the pleasure of hearing and retelling these stories. My job also involves helping our connected institutions solve some of the most challenging problems they encounter in their work, often involving large scientific datasets and complex computing environments, which is also hugely satisfying. What’s not to love about a workday like that?
I spend as much time as I can shooting clay targets in an Olympic sport called Skeet – breaking 25 targets in a row turns out to be harder than it sounds! I’m also what they call a “keen gardener”, a wine and craft beer enthusiast and am enjoying discovering Sydney’s vast areas of national park.
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Tell us about your career before AARNet? Since graduating from Swinburne in 2004, I have worked in various networking-related roles for a range of organisations, including six years as a consultant for large Independent and Catholic secondary colleges. This work gave me a sound understanding of the sector and provided me with...