Professional Experience

Skribble - 2020 to Now - Germany

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Building the future of signing in Europe for this Swiss-based, seed-level, digital signature start up. My focus is on bringing new features to the primary signing application to server a rapidly growing customer base. Additionally, I utilise my experience to improve the developer experience for the team, and build microservices to support scalability of the platform.

super.AI - 2018 to 2020 - Germany

Senior Frontend Engineer

First Berlin employee for this seed-level, AI enablement start up. Created the customer facing web-based data labeling and management dashboard. Worked with data scientists to build labeling and deployment tools using state-of-the-art methods to increase accuracy and reduce time for labels and securely manage user data. I was involved in hiring and onboarding new employees, making critical architecture decisions and worked directly with contractors and customers. My role extended to developing parts of the back-end infrastructure and setting up various cloud services to support the needs of the front-end.

Airteam - 2014 to 2018 - Australia

Software Engineer

With Airteam, I had the opportunity to apply my training in both product design and computer science to develop engaging products for start ups and large enterprise clients. My skills were used to build Angular and React web applications, as well as hybrid mobile applications, using JavaScript with the Ionic framework. I also had the opportunity to work with Java (Android), Swift (iOS), NodeJS, and Python.

Self-employed - 2010 to 2014 - Australia

Web Developer & Designer

Through family, friends, business contacts and word-of-mouth I supported myself by contracting my web development & design services. It was during this time I learned PHP, Wordpress, JavaScript, and JQuery.

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Education

UNSW - 2016 - Australia

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

Focus on 3D graphics and AI. Furthering my existing knowledge in programming to challenge myself and learn more about the limits of a computer's potential.

TAFE - 2014 - Australia

Diploma of Software Development

Focus on web development.

WSU - 2008 to 2011 - Australia

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Focus on design management. Major project involved smart phone AR, for which I received an honourable mention by Layar, the AR platform provider, in their launch competition.

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Community Engagement

ASEF Mobility First! - 2021 - Online

Grant Recipient

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation located in Singapore. With members of Vasulka Kitchen (Brno) and artists from Europe and South Korea, we developed the project: Taming of the Stream: Performance with(in) protocol. I provided one of two streaming platforms that was used in a series of collective performances. These performances were intended to facilitate the exploration of possibilities for audio and collaboration. I found this experience to be useful for helping demonstrate the audio capacity and technical limitations of these tools.

Web Audio Conference - 2021 - Online

Workshop Leader

WAC is an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications. I demonstrated and provided an online workshop experience for my Rivalium platform.

NEXTFestival - 2020 - Online

Workshop Leader

NEXTFestival is an experimental art festival organised in Bratislava, Slovakia. I demonstrated and provided an online workshop experience for my noisecrypt platform.

NIME - 2020 - Online

Workshop Leader

New Interfaces for Musical Expression is an international conference inviting participants interested in the development of novel and innovative interfaces for creating music. I demonstrated and provided an online workshop experience for my noisecrypt platform.

Web 3D - 2017 - Australia

Representative for Airteam

International ACM Conference on 3D Web Technology. Included a hackathon event, where my team won the Mobile VR Category.

Linux - 2016 and 2018 - Australia

Volunteer

Linux Conference Australia, speaker's assistant and room attendant.

Twilight Aged Care - 2012 - Australia

Volunteer

Aged Care facility for people with neurodegenerative disease. I visited occasionally to provide art making activities as I was interested in the field of Art Therapy.

Australian Army Cadets - 2003 to 2006 - Australia

Cadet

With St. George Army Cadets, I regularly participated in parade nights, fundraising activities for military-related charities, camping and field-skills activities, and memorial parades. I reached the level of Seargent.

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Skills and Interests

Developing and writing about interfaces, especially for experimental audio.

Although it's currently my professional field, I also enjoy spending my free time writing about, designing, prototyping, and developing new interfaces. I do this as part of inquiry-based learning. As such, I use my interest in experimental music to make the process more enjoyable. I started playing guitar in 2000, the same year we got access to the Internet at home. I have been exploring and learning about music and the world of computers and the web ever since.

drohen.com

This is a portfolio of my own code projects.

pocketmechatronics.com

A blog for physical computing and interface projects.

javascript.best

A blog for web development (and JavaScript / TypeScript - centric) projects.

rivalium.com

A browser-based audio streaming platform, currently in development.

German language

Seit 2021 lerne ich Deutsch.

Camping

I love spending time outdoors and being close to nature.

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