This section lists the upcoming speaking / presenting engagements I've committed to and you'll also find links to past talks further below.
Alfriston College - Auckland
Otago Girls' High SchoolIn this one-hour talk, I'll discuss the management and flow of data and information in software, looking at the interrelationships between data, information and knowledge, and how an information system can be built that assists the users of that system in their decision-making.
John McGlashan CollegeThe use of tools to manage the development of a digital output - specifically, a web application.
Bayfield High SchoolDeveloping a concept and the importance of stakeholder interaction in functional modelling and the design process
Otago Polytechnic, D315Building Websites for the Enterprise Using Umbraco and Microsoft Azure - What is it that businesses actually need from their web presence? Most would argue the key elements need to be engagement, rapid time to market, scalability and responsiveness to customer needs and of course cost. This session looks at how open source product Umbraco ticks those boxes and how to take advantage of Azure's competitive hosting services
Abbotsford School, DunedinI'll be giving two back-to-back career presentations at Abbotsford School to the Year 7 and 8 students.
Tainui School HallA free community talk covering topics ranging from what to look for (and avoid) when buying a new computer, what bloatware is and how to get rid of it (without formatting your entire hard drive) and some strong emphasis on security, parental controls and social media.