About me

My name is Nick Coad and I'm a web developer from Launceston, Tasmania. I've been practicing web development in my spare time as a hobby for over 15 years and professionally for 7 years - first as a contracted freelance web developer and currently as a full-time web developer for VETtrak Pty Ltd. I have a wide range of web-based skills, knowledge and experience, all of which are summarised on this page.

Skills

Software

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Visual Studio 2013 - 2015
  • GitHub/SVN
  • NuGet/NPM

Frontend development

  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • React/Angular/Node
  • CSS
  • LESS/SASS
  • Gulp

Backend development

  • ASP.NET (C#)
  • PHP

Education

  • (ICA40205) Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • (20486) Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Work experience

VETtrak Pty Ltd

Web Developer

September 2013 - Current

Description

During my time at OzSoft as a Database Software Support officer, I was offered a position as a web developer at another company. OzSoft had no web developers at all but made a new position for me so I could stay on as OzSoft's web developer. (The company has since rebranded to VETtrak Pty Ltd).

The web development role covered everything web related at the company as I was the only web developer on staff. This included the re-development of the OzSoft website using Sitefinity, an ASP.NET based CMS. This project included many custom integrations with the Sitefinity software so that customers in our proprietary customer management software could use their existing credentials to log into the CMS and manage their records with us.

The role also included the development of four software products that we subsequently released for sale. Details on two of the larger projects - the VETtrak Trainer Portal and the VETtrak Student Portal can be found in the Portfolio section.

Responsibilities

  • New product development
  • Development/maintenance of company website

References

Mike Rego

Manager/Owner
Contact me for Mike's contact details

Gordon Scrim

Manager/Owner
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OzSoft Solutions Pty Ltd

Database Software Support

January 2007 - September 2013

Description

While working at OzSoft in the Database Software Support role, I handled a wide range of tasks focused around customer service. This included producing 'custom reports' for our clients that we developed using a combination of Firebird SQL, MS SQL Server and PascalScript.

This role involved a lot of interaction with customers on topics that were often quite technical. From this role I have gained experience in talking to non-technical people about technical matters and am able to do so in a friendly, relateable way.

Responsibilities

  • Phone/email support
  • Database support
  • Web/mobile development

References

Mike Rego

Manager/Owner
Contact me for Mike's contact details

Gordon Scrim

Manager/Owner
Contact me for Gordon's contact details

Murchison Productions Pty Ltd

Contract Web Developer

May 2009 - April 2011

Description

For approximately 2 years I did some work as a freelance web developer completing contracted projects for Murchison Productions. This was in addition to my job at OzSoft Solutions Pty Ltd.

My work in this role was wide-ranging but dealt almost entirely with PHP-based development. Much of the work was taking designs from Photoshop and developing them into Joomla themes. The role also included content management tasks on existing websites for several large Tasmanian companies.

Responsibilities

  • Content management (Joomla/Wordpress)
  • PHP development
  • Frontend development (HTML, CSS and Javascript)

Reference

David Male

Manager/Owner
Contact me for David's contact details