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We Are WeaveIT
We are a group of passionate programmers in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. We develop mobile applications and server-side features that are built for each other. As such, we aim to support your business with efficient tools that can be used in-house and from remote; on-line and off-line.
I am an entrepreneur working in industry and education. I bring industry experience into the classroom, and I work with young and bright minds in industry. Building on years of experience in the IT market, I am a keen consultant and software architect who gladly takes the next challenge on board.
WeaveIT makes it possible to bring our ideas into practice, and to offer our skills and products to clients. I am proud of the team we have, and I enjoy working with them. I also enjoy working with our clients, playing with ideas and aiming for that sought-after match between technology and their business. It will be my pleasure to have a chat with you finding out if and how we can help.
In my spare time you will find me outside; I love New Zealand’s nature and climate. My breaks include a well-brewed and strong espresso, and a malt whisky from the highlands at the end of the day.
Brent enjoyed 10 years of endless winter while ski racing for NZ, here and in North America. He decided it was time to balance the seasons so he spent the next 6 years in perpetual summer as a white water raft guide in NZ, Auz, Switzerland, and Nepal. Finally it seemed time to get a little serious so he studied at Canterbury University obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce in 2000 (Major in Computer Science), where he met his wife. Upon graduation they moved to Europe and Brent worked for a large software development company in Germany. He has developed a wide range of software predominantly using Java, .Net, PHP, MySQL and MS SQL. After returning from Germany Brent worked for Hairy Lemon, a website development company based in Christchurch, developing a range of back end software.
I am in my element when the puzzle pieces start clicking together. I like it black and white: it’s good or it isn’t. It’s great to see how IT can work beautifully. In my work I gladly take the chance to bring a project to a crisp and clean result.
To take my mind of the daily challenges I play the violin, walk the Tongariro Crossing, and have a good chat over tea at the end of the day.
After getting my bachelor’s, I spent several years porting monolythic systems into micro-services. I enjoy dissecting complex problems into discrete problems, and designing systems around each one. I also enjoy spending time away from the computer with friends and family, playing tennis, visiting New Zealand’s amazing beaches, and BBQ with friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Languages have my special interest; natural languages and programming languages. It intrigues me how different cultures use different natural language constructs. The same holds true for programming languages. I am always on the hunt for the best match between challenge and language to get the best solution.
To me, coding is like writing an elegant story, or creating a giant interlocking system. Whatever time I have is spent learning anything about everything I can find, especially when it comes to programming. If I stumble upon something I don’t know then I dive head first to figure it out.
Like an encyclopaedia of useless facts I fill my time learning and doing whatever random thing comes my way.
After I did my Bachelor in Ministry I discovered a passion for programming. I chose to educate myself and boost my training further at EIT. I love the challenges in this area of expertise, and I can’t help myself and keep exploring more techniques and technologies. In WeaveIT I have a chance to apply these in concrete projects, and in a team of bright minds.
Apart from my IT activities, I assist in with distributing medication to the community under the umbrella of the pharmacy my wife works in. When the day comes to an end, my daughter treats me on the best nail polish art I can show off the next day at work.
The joy of programming is to be ahead of what the user is going to do, and have the supporting features well prepared. It’s a mind game to figure out what comes natural to the user to get the support they need. It’s satisfying to reach beautiful code that is nice to get back to, and to keep shaping it to reach the best possible match. I quite like to help out and support my peers, discuss their code, and exchange ideas. In WeaveIT I also practise that as a tutor in the IT classes WeaveIT runs at an intermediate school.
WeaveIT Works For Us
WE learn about your business. WE think about your business. WE support your business. Once WE are on board, WE feel part of your business.
WE don’t take existing solutions for granted. WE strive for improvement, and WE are always on the hunt for innovative ideas.
WE like new tools, new technology, new gadgets. WE like the platforms we can build on. WE stay in touch with the latest, so we are prepared for the next.
WE work with you. WE make an effort to be on the same page. WE hate surprises, so we make sure all details have been made explicit. WE communicate in many ways.
Developers are often seen to be excessively busy, even to the point where jokes often crop up about them shirking real life commitments like hygiene, sleep and social commitments. While the jokes are meant to be a hyperbole there have been well documented situations...read more
We are big believers in encouraging the next young, upcoming computer generation. That often puts us in unique situations- like this one: We were asked by the Hawke's Bay branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand to support their two-day Science and Technology Camp...read more
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