Hi! The name is James. I am currently working as an intern software developer in the Asset Intelligence department at Unison (New Zealand), with the aim of becoming a full-stack developer eventually. You can count on me to format my code nicely (I love my vertically lined-up nested code), write insightful reports, and talk to people fairly normally.
As part of my desire to retain and upskill programming areas that are not used regularly, I am currently open to accepting short-term project work.
When the IT side of the brain is not being used, you may sometimes find me working as a locum pharmacist or writing a speech for the next Toastmasters meeting.
I scored straight A+ for all completed papers, with 94% being the average score. The papers accomplished are as below
I studied a variety of chemistry, biology, medicinal science, pharmacology, pharmaceutical, pharmacy practice, and law and ethics papers at School of Pharmacy (The University of Auckland). For my elective subject, I pursued the Introduction to Computer Science paper and achieved an A+
I recently developed a PHP / C# system to be used by health professionals in New Zealand. The planning process involved coming up with wireframes, user stories, and UML diagrams, while MVC and TDD were taken into account during the execution phase. Having completed the application development, efforts are now concentrated on usability testing and creating an Android application to facilitate one of the work processes. Details to follow
When I am not messing around with coding, you can find me out cycling on the road in Hawkes Bay or doing a bit of cooking. On top of that, I recently cycled from Napier to Mahia (170km) in September, stayed a night there, and cycled back to Napier the next day!
Profile photo credit goes to Tsumei.com
Tongan name correction (29th - 30th October 2016) - While visiting a close friend of mine in Tonga, she described her pharmacy dispensing software automatically capitalises the first letter after an apostrophe (exa'Mpl'E) for Tongan names. I developed two solutions to the problem: