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.
- Visual Studio 2013 - 2015
- ASP.NET (C#)
- (ICA40205) Certificate IV in Information Technology
- (20486) Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
VETtrak Pty Ltd
September 2013 - Current
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.
OzSoft Solutions Pty Ltd
Database Software Support
January 2007 - September 2013
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.
Murchison Productions Pty Ltd
Contract Web Developer
May 2009 - April 2011
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.
- Content management (Joomla/Wordpress)
- PHP development
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