Fitzsimon IT Consulting Pty Ltd

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Project History Peter Fitzsimon

Peter is an experienced software developer with skills ranging from software for hand-held PCs to web-based database systems.

This page provides details of Peter’s involvement in major system development projects.

Avocado.org.au

Liquid Interactive, Jul 2008 – Mar 2010 (Including frequent updates)

One of Liquid Interactive’s flagship websites, developed for Avocados Australia. Initially a replacement for an older ASP, Flash and MS Access website launched in August 2008, the Avocado.org.au website has undergone almost monthly additions as well as a second major re-launch in July 2009. Content is changed on the website monthly, with a custom content management system (CMS) allowing content for many months to be added in advance.

The sites features include RSS feeds, surveys, a content managed recipe database, recipe and site search features. The site re-launch in July 2009 added interactive recipes and a public forum for the public to discuss all things Avocado related. Users are able to join the VeMail managed mailing list, submit their own recipes, fill out a survey or even sign up for a 30 day meal plan automatically emailed at six five-day intervals.

For a look at even more features visit the site at http://www.avocado.org.au/.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2005/2008/2010 / ASP.NET / VB.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2000 / JavaScript / Web Services / RSS / .NET Membership / VeMail (Vision 6) / Adobe Flash / Adobe Air

Responsibilities

Peter developed the database and all of the .NET code. A number of Web Services are used to facilitate interaction between the Flash banner and the downloadable Adobe Air Flash widget. Custom tracking code and reports along with Google Analytics on the website allows all site activity to be closely monitored to establish the effectiveness of the many varied features on the site.

SuperTradie.com.au

Liquid Interactive, Mar 2009 – Oct 2009

SuperTradie.com.au is Brisbane’s premier online matchmaking service for home renovators and tradies. A free service for home renovators, the site includes ecommerce components and PayPal integration to manage membership for Tradies.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008/2010 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / JavaScript / jQuery / AJAX / Web Services / MS SQL Server 2005 / PayPal

Responsibilities

Peter developed all of the site functionality, backend, content management system, and front end web forms including AJAX functionality. The site design was developed by Liquid Interactive who also developed the homepage Flash content.

Anamalz.com

Liquid Interactive, Dec 2008 – Feb 2009

A site designed as a companion for the very successful Anamalz toys. A fun site with plenty of animation, Anamalz.com is targeted at the same audience as the toys, children ages 3 and up.

Written in Flash, the site and products on it are managed by a bespoke content management system. Toy owners can use unique code attached to each toy, allowing a digital version of the physical toy to be added to their online collection. Online games and wallpapers related to the toy they purchased are then available. The site also includes a private ASP.NET retailers section, with downloadable brochures and other advertising material.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / Web Services / MS SQL Server 2005 / Flash

Responsibilities

Working closely with a Flash developer Peter developed all of the .NET and database components including the web services, back end functionality and content management system as well as the ASP.NET retailer area.

Thiess-Services.com.au

Liquid Interactive, Nov 2008

Thiess Services is one of Australia's most innovative environmental and utilities contracting organizations. Thiess Services approached Liquid Interactive to provide a new web solution to meet their specific objectives. Liquid Interactive met these objectives by developing a new website that provided a design that positioned Thiess Services internationally according to their brand requirements. The site is driven by a bespoke content management system, which allows the creation of new pages and menu items.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005 / XML

Responsibilities

Using a design produced by Liquid Interactive Peter developed the site using CSS, ASP.NET (C#). Leveraging SQL Server to store all of the pages, the site content is easily managed by non-technical resources. Data from the content management system Peter developed is used to update the site map and is also written into an XML format for use in the Flash menu.

WorldAvocadoCongress2011.com

Liquid Interactive, Jan - Feb 2010

Developed for the VII World Avocado Congress, this site is a bilingual site, in both English and Spanish. Initially providing a feature for potential attendees to register and update their details, the site will be expanded over time with more information about the event.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2010 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005 / VeMail (Vision 6)

Responsibilities

Using a design produced by Liquid Interactive Peter developed the site using CSS and ASP.NET (C#). The site makes use of resource files to allow a single code base to be shared across both the English and Spanish versions of the site.

TripleP – Positive Parenting Pilot Program

Liquid Interactive, Sep 2009 – Jan 2010

This website is a series of 8 e-learning modules teaching positive parenting techniques. Written in VB.NET, ASP.NET and Flash, the site makes heavy use of AJAX to deliver a seamless integration between the Flash and ASP.NET components of the site. Uniquely this website is also a multi-windowed web application, allowing users to complete their workbook in another window as they progress through the program. XML was used to provide an easy way for changes to be made to the content of the program in a format that could be easily read both by the ASP.NET components and the Flash components.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005 / XML / JavaScript / AJAX

Responsibilities

Working with other developers Peter developed the ASP.NET content management system as well as much of the site functionality. Peter also solved technical issues encountered by other developers.

In Stitches

Liquid Interactive, April 2009

The In Stitches site was built for the QPAC In Stitches comedy festival between June and July 2009. The site includes a custom content management system which allows new performances to be added easily and existing performances and pages to be edited.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005

Responsibilities

Peter was solely responsible for implementing the design developed by Liquid Interactive, including the custom content management system to allow QPAC to easily edit pages and performance details.

Mangoes.net.au

Liquid Interactive, Oct 2009

Mangoes.net.au is the Australian Mango Industry Association’s new consumer website, with a vibrant design and plenty of recipe ideas and nutritional information.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2005 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005

Responsibilities

Peter implemented the front end form validation, and back end processing required for this site. The recipe database borrows heavily from the Avocado.org.au recipe database Peter previously completed. The website includes a competition entry form with a $10,000 prize, all entries are carefully validated on both the client and server.

Ergon Energy Sense Game

Liquid Interactive, Jul 2009

The Energy Sense Game is a fun way to teach energy conservation. In the game the player turns off energy using devices to score points. Created by Liquid Interactive using Flash, ASP and SQL Server 2000 the game encourages players to challenge their friends and records high scores.

Technical Environment

MS SQL Server 2000 / ASP / Flash

Responsibilities

As part of this project Peter developed a web services and database solution to send emails and record high scores using classic ASP and SQL Server 2000 to fit into the client’s technical environment.

Industry.Avocado.org.au

Liquid Interactive, Mar - 2009 – Oct 2009

The companion site for Avocado.org.au for Avocado industry members, this site provides industry resources as well as news, weather and event information.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2000 / JavaScript / PayPal

Responsibilities

Peter worked as part of a team of developers to deliver this site with a bespoke content management system and information for avocado growers, retailers and others with involvement in the supply of avocados to consumers.

QPAC.com.au

Liquid Interactive, May 2009

For QPAC’s new website design Liquid Interactive developed the design, .NET foundation and CSS. QPAC’s in house resources were then able to take this front end and implement the backend functionality. The final design produced made extensive use of.NET controls, master pages and jQuery to provide a rich user experience. As part of the delivery requirements for this project, the site had to validate against web standards tools, as well as have the same look and feel across all browsers.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / 2010 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / JavaScript / JQuery

Responsibilities

Peter provided the .NET direction on this site, working with another developer to ensure that the front end styles and code produced could be seamlessly extended. Peter also provided technical assistance on JavaScript / jQuery and CSS issues encountered during the build.

Paris Opera Ballet - Micro site

Liquid Interactive, Apr 2009

A viral micro site designed to promote the Paris Opera Ballet, and encouraging visitors to plan their weekend in Brisbane, which could then be sent to their friends by email and played back on the website.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008 / C#.NET / Web Services / SQL Server 2005

Responsibilities

Peter developed the email template and web services to store and retrieve all the necessary data for this site.

QldTheatreCo.com.au (Season 2009)

Liquid Interactive, 2008 (ongoing updates until 2010 site launch in October 2009)

Each year Liquid Interactive redevelops Queensland Theatre Company’s website to match their branding and requirements for that Season. The main section of the site is written in ASP.NET and C# and includes a CMS for updating news and other site information, as well as automatic updates to the sites home page as the season progresses. The site also includes a video section as well as blogs and podcasts.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2008/2010 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS Access / JavaScript / ASP

Responsibilities

Peter updated the existing season ticket booking form written in ASP and MS Access to handle the new season’s package options. Peter also implemented the new design creating all the CSS and updating all the copy as necessary. As the year progressed further functionality updates were made to the other web forms on the site using a combination of C#/ASP.NET and JavaScript.

Superannuation Fund Member Website

Transport Industry Superannuation Fund, May 2005

The TIS Fund required a highly-secure website for members to view their current balances and transactions.

Technical Environment

Visual Studio .NET 2005 (Beta 2) / ASP.NET / VB.NET

Responsibilities

Peter established the development environment. As a member of a development team, he then developed initial prototypes of ASP.NET pages and contributed to the design of the final system

Order Processing System

Castle International Trading, 2005

CIT source stainless steel products from mills across Asia and supply them to manufacturers in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. They required a complete re-write of their order processing system to place orders on steel mills, track deliveries and interact with their accounting system to create invoices.

Technical Environment

Microsoft Access, MYOB

Responsibilities

As a member of a development team, Peter coded processing logic and developed reports.

Licence Processing System

Queensland Health, 2004

In this project Peter worked as a programmer in a small team developing a web application using Queensland Health’s existing .NET framework package, and rapid application development tools such as RDP.

Technical Environment

ASP.NET / VB.NET

Responsibilities

Web Developer

KBR Event Management System

Halliburton - Kellogg, Brown & Root, 2003-2004

Peter was involved the design and the development of the web enabled version of KBR’s event manager. The application was written using ASP.NET (with C#.NET code behinds), JavaScript and CSS. SQL Server was used for the database, making use of stored procedures for all database interaction. The existing Access system also required bugs to be fixed in preparation for the 2004 Melbourne Grand Prix.

Technical Environment

ASP.NET / C#.NET / Access 2002 / SQL Server 2000

Responsibilities

Web and Database Developer

GNE, Airfare Storage and Search Database

Flight Centre Limited – Cadre Technology, 2003

In this project Peter was involved in designing and developing both a VB.NET fare loading application, as well as an ASP.NET fare searching application. The system used an Oracle 9i backend and made extensive use of Web Services and XML. Peter was required to develop the front end using ASP.NET (with VB.NET code behinds), JavaScript and CSS.

Technical Environment

ASP.NET / VB.NET / Oracle 9i

Responsibilities

Windows Developer and Web Developer

Server Replacement Program

QSuper, 2002-2003

In this project, Peter worked along side QSuper staff to help with their Server Replacement project. This project sought to replace out of warranty servers with new hardware and updated software.

Technical Environment

Windows NT Server / Windows 2000 Server / SQL Server 2000 / IIS / Lotus Domino Server / Datastage / Tivoli / Various Server Monitoring Tools

Responsibilities

Documentation / Coordinating QSuper Staff / Disaster Recovery Planning / Server Builds

Stock Management System

Hatfield & Associates Pty Ltd, 2000 - 2001

Peter was involved in the creation of a stock management system based on Windows CE. This project required programming in Visual Basic, Access (SQL), and Windows CE, using handheld PCs.

Technical Environment

Windows CE / Visual Basic

Responsibilities

Programmer

Childcare Benefit Submission System

Hatfield & Associates Pty Ltd, 2000 - 2001

Peter also created a childcare benefit submission program using Visual Basic 6.0. This was used by childcare centres across Australia.

Technical Environment

Visual Basic 6

Responsibilities

Programmer

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