This is the main technology and personal interest blog written and maintained by Australian Microsoft IT consultant, Rob Sanders. Rob is a professional IT specialist with over 14 years of commercial expertise working for small, medium and large enterprise customers and clients as well as state and federal governments within Australia and internationally.
Of these fourteen years, six have been served in a professional consultancy capacity, three as a project manager and twelve years in professional software engineering and architecture.
In the past decade, Rob has worked with several large enterprises such as Microsoft (Microsoft Consulting Services – Solutions Development Centre, via Readify) and Visa, as well as many well known businesses in Australia including Optus Telecommunications, Woolworths, Ticketek and the Queensland Government (Child Services and Youth Justice) to name but a few.
Rob has given detailed technical presentations at many user groups, conferences and corporate venues such as Microsoft TechEd, SQL Code Camp, VanDev Meetup Group, Readify Tech Ready and many corporate events.
Although the majority of Rob’s technical expertise is Microsoft focused, he is considered quite the "all rounder" with hands-on professional experience in software design and architecture, software development lifecycle (and application lifecycle management), Agile development (MSF), designing network architecture, technical training and presentations, architecture analysis and client/project management.
Presently engaged at the Clean Energy Regulator, Rob currently resides in Canberra, Australia where he is a Senior Consultant for international technology consultancy firm CGI.
Rob has previously lived in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane (Australia) and also in Vancouver (Canada) and more recently in HangZhou (China). He travels internationally, and has given presentations at various conferences and for corporate clients.