WWWalker Staff Skills

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History

Beginnings and Pressures

We formed our own business to capture opportunities in Australia being let go to USA and UK too much! We are an Australian-based, agile, niche, hi-tech, international, competitive microbusiness started in 1997 with a rich diversity of experience to draw on. We are basic contractors on small, specific jobs - no open-ended work. We have tertiary qualifications (BSc, Grad Dip IM-Lib) to draw on.

We are an incorporated service-based company in the knowledge economy. Dwight Walker is our creator, director and manager. We have our own online resources and use the Internet heavily. We travel to other cities outside of where we are based to setup jobs for customers or work onsite.

We started in 1997 because we could see opportunities for working on the Internet and most Australian companies were sitting back waiting for USA to do it first then copy them. In 2010, most other companies have caught up and overtaken us. We decided to get in first and not lose the opportunity. This took risk on our part but we were not willing to see Australia left in the dust yet again but be the leading force in the World Wide Web industry, so we went for it.

We have hit a few disasters in the IT industry. We barely survived the dot com crash in 2001 due to being agile and willing to change and grow with the world economical conditions, going mobile from 2003 after moving to Orange from Sydney which saved on rental and storage costs.

After the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, we eventually moved to Brisbane in 2013 due to a series of failures.

Most of our customers used to contact us via phone, fax or email but now our local presence is more important. Before it was just our internet and mobile phone connectivity.

Most of our early customers were in USA, Canada and UK, not Australia (as usually is the case with our remote country), so we got very good at dealing with remote customers and still have our customers nearby and away from where we are based, using the Internet and onsite as our main vehicles for business.

From 2000, we moved into open source software such as Linux and away from Microsoft to cut costs and remain competitive - it was a risk but we have built up a niche now which has been steadily overtaken by hundreds of Indian Web developers at a much lower price point than us.

In 2013, we partnered with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft for cloud services.

In 2014-2016, we studied robotics and supply chain management via QUT and MIT MOOCs and got excellent marks. We went into embedded systems, systems programming, cloud computing, WordPress, remote support, Javascript interactivity and ecommerce.

In October 2016, we are now interested in digital publications indexing. We are mainly a Web developer and do backend development, EPUB publishing and teach violin. Arts are replacing science as main source of income e.g. editing, publishing, violin teaching to upgrade IT infrastructure to grow business.

In August 2017, due to insurance, we split the company into 2 divisions:

  • IT, Music Teaching and eBooks Division (WWWalker Web Development Pty Ltd)
  • Music Performance Division (HD Walker)

Managing Director

Dwight Walker's video
Dwight Walker resume
Qualifications:
Professional Associations:
Reseller Associations:
  • current
  • non-current
    • NETGEAR PowerShift Partner, 2011-2017
    • Microsoft Partner Network, 2011-2015
Networks:
  • Linux Australia
  • Brisbane Python User Group
  • Brisbane Adobe User Group
  • ArcGIS for Local Government
  • Brisbane InDesign User Group
  • International Map Industry Association (AP)
  • NodeBots Brisbane
  • Moreton Technology Alliance
  • Canberra Semantic Web Meetup Group
  • SAGE-AU QLD
  • OpenAustralia Foundation
  • Silicon Beach Moreton
Skills:
  • Software Engineer/Programmer: C, C++, C#, Pascal, Ada, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, BASIC, SQL database programming, bash, Javascript, MATLAB
  • Technical writer, editor, researcher, EPUB publisher
  • Webmaster, information architect, librarian, information manager
  • Network Manager, Sysop: PC, LAN, ADSL, NBN and WiFi systems support
Languages:
  • English - fluent
Interests:
  • bush fiddler
Contact details:

Skills

Hexley: Darwin We have experience in these systems:

Linux | UNIX | Mac | Windows | Mobile Systems | Networks and Hardware

SystemPoweruserProgrammerSysopWeb programmer
Operating Systems
Linux
Debian 8 Jessie, Knoppix, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Xandros Linuxes1 mth1 yr4 yrs
CentOS 3.6, 5.91 yr
Fedora Core 3 Linux1 mth1 mth
Slackware Linux2 mths8 mths1 yr
SuSE and OpenSuSE Linuxes2 mths8 mths1 yr
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.10, 5.181 mth
Red Hat Linux 5.1, 7.02 yrs3 yrs
XAMPP3 mths3 mths3 mths3 mths
UNIX
FreeBSD 6.22 yrs
OpenSolaris 61 mth
SunOS/HPUX UNIX2 yrs1 yr
Mac
Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.41 mth1 mth
Apple Darwin1 mth
Windows
Windows Server 2012 R21 mth1 mth1 mth1 mth
Windows Server 2008 R21 mth1 mth1 mth1 mth
Windows 106 mths6 mths
Windows 8.11 mth1 mth
Windows 71 yr3 mths
Windows Vista1 mth
Windows XP Pro2 yrs1 yr
Windows 20001 mth1 mth
Mobile Systems
Android 4.13 mth1 mth
Windows Phone 81 mth1 mth
Nokia MeeGo Harmattan1 yr3 mths3 mths6 mths
Networks and Hardware
Microsoft, TCP/IP, Novell NetWare LANs10+ yrs1 mth10+ yrs10+ yrs
Intel, AMD, Z80 microprocessors10+ yrs4 yrs8 yrs10+ yrs
virus scanners and backup/restore10+ yrs5 yrs
setup of cable/ADSL/NBN modems, wireless broadband and WLANs, routers and firewalls3 yrs
GPRS/3G/4G/mobile Internet/wifi4 years
Skype VoIP6 mths
Amazon Web Services1 yr
Microsoft Azure1 mth

We build sites using:

GUI | Databases | Portals | IDEs | Mobile | Embedded, Robotics | Operating Systems and Networks | Information Management

Language Platform Development Tool Applications
GUI
JavaScript internet, intranet JavaScript on Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers bookmarking, hierarchical navigation bars, mobile applications, elearning
Graphic Design, Page Layout, Image Processing, Flash, Web Design internet, intranet, printing Adobe Photoshop, The GIMP, Adobe PageMaker on Windows, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Flash CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC, ImageMagick, bash (UNIX shell), custom Web-based indexing, MediaWiki wallpapers, images, animations, 3D, simple logos, icons, user interfaces (UI), books, newsletters, online publishing, batch image processing, mobile book indexing, interactive Websites, ebooks
Databases
SQL Databases internet, intranet MySQL, Postgresql, Microsoft SQL Server, Perl DBI, Interbase, Firebird, KinterbasDB Python DB API 2.0 module membership databases, competitions entry forms, interactive online trading sites, mobile IT support system
Microsoft Databases internet, intranet ASP.NET, ASP, Access, ADSI (Active Directory Service Interfaces), IIS Web server on Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET Framework, PHP online catalogues, virtual Web server management, content management systems
Apple Databases internet, intranet MySQL on Mac OS X network marketing portal
Portals
HTML5, CSS internet, intranet text editors static Web sites, mobile apps
Perl internet, intranet Perl on Linux and FreeBSD and Windows (Strawberry Perl) using MySQL and Postgresql guestbooks, form processing, Web databases, file uploads
PHP internet, intranet PHP on Linux or CentOS or Microsoft Windows using MySQL or Postgresql or Microsoft SQL Server or Interbase, Firebird, ADOdb, BPAY integration form processing, Web databases, ecommerce integration, PDF invoice generation
ASPinternet, intranetASP on Windows using Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Accessportals, mailing lists, member-only areas, form processing, Web databases
ASP, ASP.Net, PHP and Perl scripts internet Woocommerce for WordPress, iNETStore, Zen Cart, osCommerce, PayPal, SecurePay, Microsoft Access, SSL on Windows and Linux, ASP.Net, ASP.NET Developer Center, Phalanger PHP Compiler for .NET integrating ecommerce, open source portals
Content Management Systems internet, intranet PHP, MySQL, Struts, Smarty, MySource Matrix, Zope, PHPNuke, XML, MagpieRSS, Joomla!, Wordpress, Drupal, Django Project, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, phpBB, SilverStripe (PHP 5.3.2+, jQuery), Moodle company and community Web portals, conference management, blogs, wikis, forums and newsfeeds, online training, accessibility (WCAG 2.0 AA)
Python internet, intranet Python on Linux or FreeBSD; KinterbasDB, Firebird Database and Squid Cache, Django Project content filtering, network programming, Symbian mobile programming, content management systems
PHP, XML, SOAP, JSON, REST internet PHP 4 and 5, Linux, Zend Framework 2.0 Web services, Mobile Applications, Transport Industry, Water Industry, portals
AJAX internet, intranet PHP, XML, Java, SQL Databases, JSON interactive Web portals, Web services, Web 2.0
Ruby internet, intranet Ruby with Ruby on Rails Framework on Apache and Mongrel Web servers on Linux or FreeBSD or Windows dynamic HTML Web sites, network programming, string processing
Java, JSP, XML internet, intranet Oracle Sun JDK, Tomcat, Ant, XML, Geronimo; IDEs: Eclipse, NetBeans Web services, mobile applications
JavaScript, HTML5 internet, intranet JavaScript on Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers, jQuery, nodejs mobile applications, Web GUI, system programming
Java, J2EE internet, intranet IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, IBM JVM 1.5 on Windows XP, Linux, Eclipse IDE, Tomcat, Geronimo, Apache Derby database interactive Web portals, Web services, enterprise messaging
PHP/Postgresql internet, intranet reverse engineering CodeCharge IDE generated pages for Linux, Postgresql, PHP, PgAdmin, phpPgAdmin Web portal for managing EFTPOS terminals
.NET, Mono, ASP.NET, PHP, C# internet, intranet Novell Mono Project, Microsoft .NET Framework, SQL Server, Office, Outlook; DotNetNuke; Windows Phone portals, complex Websites, groupware, records management, mobile apps
IDEs
Project Management internet, intranet methodologies: Waterfall, Incremental, Object-Oriented (OOP), MVC (Model-View-Controller), agile; modelling: UML large Web portals, mobile apps
Configuration, Bug Tracking internet, intranet repositories: CVS, Subversion, Git, Bitbucket, custom using PHP and MySQL; IDEs: Eclipse, NetBeans; clients: TortoiseCVS, TortoiseSVN, TortoiseGit; tickets: trac and python project management, portals or complex Websites, open source projects
UML internet, intranet object-oriented system modelling tools and methodologies: ArgoUML large Web portals, real-time, embedded or messaging systems
Mobile
Visual C#, PHP, MySQL, Javascript internet, GPRS/3G/4G mobile phone networks, wifi (802.1X) Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Visual Studio, Apache Cordova (PhoneGap), NodeJS, Sencha Touch, JSON, JPEG, MP4, audiovisual, touch screen, tablet, smartphone, Mac Mini (Cordova build) mobile multimedia interactive training with subtitles
Java, Visual C#, C++, Python, PHP, MySQL internet, GPRS/3G/4G mobile phone networks, wifi (802.1X) Nokia Qt, MeeGo for Nokia, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Xamarin, Mono (.NET), Visual Studio Web services, location-based services
Embedded, Robotics
MATLAB, Python internet, GPRS/3G/4G mobile phone networks, wifi (802.1X) drones, arm robots, robotic vision remote health, agriculture surveillance, control systems
Operating Systems and Networks
Virtualization internet, intranet VMWare, VirtualBox to run Windows XP on Linux or Mac OS X, or vice versa hosting, testing, disaster recovery, outsourcing
Identity Management internet, intranet Various standards - Web 2.0 single sign on, portals
cloud computing Internet Ubuntu 10.04, Debian Lenny and Jessie, Windows Server 2008 R2, oauth network configuration for email, Web, DNS, security, database
C internet, intranet Debian Linux and MySQL C API large scale data imports
devops internet, intranet Puppet, Nagios infrastructure management
CIFS, NFS internet, intranet Network Area Storage, Samba backup, mirroring, disaster recovery
Backup, Security, Hosting internet, intranet FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services S3 and EC2 instances, bash, Perl, Antivirus backup, restore, disaster recovery, site migration, virus scanning, hacker repairs, hosting
Information Management
Library Management Systems internet, intranet Windows, Resourcemate, Collectorz, Perl, PHP, MySQL library system setup and consulting, copy cataloguing, research, editing, publishing, indexing, Web services, mobile applications, barcoding
meta data Internet Google AdWords search engine optimisation
C internet, intranet Ubuntu Linux, Cloud Computing, SBR XBRL, MySQL C API taxation Web services, database, big data
awk, sed, bash, shell (bash, csh, sh), python internet, intranet Linux, FreeBSD, BeautifulSoup text processing for large data imports
Data Importing and Exporting internet, intranet parsing various delimited flat files into central MySQL database using PHP, eBay product and image importing finance, bookkeeping, billing systems, information systems, ecommerce
C#, .NET standalone PC, intranet Microsoft Office 365 Office integration, archives, digital preservation
Hadoop, MapReduce internet cloud computing in Hadoop at Apache, MapReduce, Windows Azure HDInsight, machine learning grid and cluster computing and high-end search and research

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Created: Tuesday, 16 September 1997, 8:02:31 PM
Last Updated: 15 Oct 2017 16:06

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