This section lists the upcoming speaking / presenting engagements I've committed to and you'll also find links to past talks further below.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018


    Alfriston College - Auckland

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Gathering Knowledge From Data

    Otago Girls' High School

    In 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.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Software Manufacture

    John McGlashan College

    The use of tools to manage the development of a digital output - specifically, a web application.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017

    Conceptual Design

    Bayfield High School

    Developing a concept and the importance of stakeholder interaction in functional modelling and the design process
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Building Sites With Umbraco

    Otago Polytechnic, D315

    Building 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
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Future In Tech - Abbotsford School

    Abbotsford School, Dunedin

    I'll be giving two back-to-back career presentations at Abbotsford School to the Year 7 and 8 students.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Beyond On/Off

    Tainui School Hall

    A 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.