About Stephen


  • My full name is Stephen Rees-Carter.
  • I'm also known as Valorin, SRC, Olorin, and even Vodca once upon a time.
  • I am 29 years old.
  • I've been married to my beautiful wife (Gen) since November 2009, and I've been a father to a super cute son (Zachariah) since March 2012.
  • We have 7 animals: 2x Cats, 1x Dog, 2x Rabbits & 2x Horses.
  • I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and I infrequently attend church at Tuggeranong Baptist Church (due to the lengthy travel time and a young child who likes to ruin my sleep!).
  • I love music, especially Jazz and Big Band music, and I'm a member of a small jazz band Last Minute Jazz.
  • I'm also a super geek, who loves new technology, gadgets, and other cool toys (like Nerf guns).
  • I use Ubuntu on my laptop, and servers, and run Android on my phone and tablet.
  • But my all-time favourite gadget is an Amazon Kindle!
  • My favourite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, David Dalglish, Naomi Novik, George R.R. Martin, Richard Castle, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling & Brandon Sanderson.
  • My favourite movies and TV shows include The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Castle, Dragon Heart, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13.


  • I have a Résumé somewhere around here.
  • I studied a Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering at the Universiry of Canberra.
  • I'm currently a Product Manager & Software Engineer, working for InterSect Alliance since June 2012.
  • I previously worked for UberGlobal as a Platform Engineer (aka Software Engineer) 2008 - 2012.
  • I work from home, in Sutton, NSW, Australia, just north of Canberra
  • PHP is my favourite language, and my favourite framework is Laravel.
  • I've also a lot of experience with web development (i.e. HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, etc).
  • I spend my days working in a Ubuntu environment and know a lot of scripting and random bits of Perl and Python.
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