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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / Web Services / MS SQL Server 2005 / Flash
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005 / XML
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2010 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005 / VeMail (Vision 6)
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.
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2008 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2005 / ASP.NET / C#.NET / MS SQL Server 2005
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.
MS SQL Server 2000 / ASP / Flash
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2008 / C#.NET / Web Services / SQL Server 2005
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.
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.
Visual Studio .NET 2005 (Beta 2) / ASP.NET / VB.NET
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.
Microsoft Access, MYOB
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.
ASP.NET / VB.NET
KBR Event Management System
Halliburton - Kellogg, Brown & Root, 2003-2004
ASP.NET / C#.NET / Access 2002 / SQL Server 2000
Web and Database Developer
GNE, Airfare Storage and Search Database
Flight Centre Limited – Cadre Technology, 2003
ASP.NET / VB.NET / Oracle 9i
Windows Developer and Web Developer
Server Replacement Program
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.
Windows NT Server / Windows 2000 Server / SQL Server 2000 / IIS / Lotus Domino Server / Datastage / Tivoli / Various Server Monitoring Tools
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.
Windows CE / Visual Basic
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.
Visual Basic 6
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