- My full name is Stephen Rees-Carter.
- I'm also known as Valorin, SRC, Olorin, and even Vodca once upon a time.
- I am 28 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, 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 Yass, NSW, Australia, although with regular trips to Adelaide.
- PHP is my favourite language, and my favourite framework is Laravel.
- 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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