The goal of this blog is to combine my personal interests in amongst other things; technology, programming, sports, fitness, finance, and politics. Hopefully my short life story will help you understand how I developed those interests…
I am the oldest of three children, born in Ballarat and raised on a farm at Dunneworthy near Ararat.
I studied Commerce at the University of Melbourne, and whilst studying played rugby at club and state level.
After graduating I gave semi-professional rugby a go in England. But was frustrated by a broken leg and a lack of talent and after two year overseas I returned to Australia.
On my return I discovered the incompetence of English doctors, they had set my broken leg at 25 degrees. This required another operation. Determined to use my recovery well I taught myself the rudiments of computer programming.
After a short period working back on the farm I finally commenced my official career and i have worked full time in the finance industry since 2001.
During my spare time I have brought together my lifelong interest in sport and politics with my emerging interests in technology and finance. In 2007 I founded LocalHero. A website/application to link local content to local people. It has had several stages but remains an obsession.