A brief timeline
Applied Computer Science
B.A. Urban Studies
As a dancer, I have learned to stay aware of the way space is occupied and to fill voids as gracefully as possible. This intuition has been essential in my career development and is reflected in my user interface design, cartography, and web layouts.
I am a GIS (geographic information systems) developer at SPEED (la Société Polynesienne de l’Eau l’Electricité et le Dechet), an environmental engineering consulting company based on Tahiti.
For those of you who have not been down here, the South Pacific is a place where paper maps and clipboards continue to rule the field. Less than ten years ago, the extension of the Honotua (3,000 mile submarine fiber-optic cable) from Hawaii to Tahiti introduced widespread access to high speed Internet.
It was that this point that I recognized a friendly void, thirsty for new technology. It felt natural to gracefully fill the space by spearheading new projects including developing web mapping applications, creating plugins for water network management and supporting remote data access.
The initial need-driven push into my life as a programmer is now fueled by a healthy obsession.