Steve is a Senior Software Engineer at the Australian National University. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology, majoring in Web and Internet Technologies (2008) and a Bachelor of Science Degree (2003), both from the University of New England, Australia. He also has several years of tertiary teaching experience.
Steve is a Sakai Foundation Board Member, an active member of the Sakai 2 Technical Coordination Committee, the Sakai Maintenance and Release Team, the Sakai Kernel Team and the Sakai Security Working Group. He managed the Sakai 2.5.x maintenance branch from 2008-2010. He is also a member of the Jasig Incubation Committee and is a committer on uPortal.
Steve developed Profile2, the social networking tool for Sakai 2, as well as the Shortened URL Service, a remote administration utility, has enhanced the Sakai App Builder for new developers and has committed over two dozen new web services to the Sakai suite. Steve also actively contributes to the various mailing lists and assists other developers within the community.
Steve has written over a dozen articles on Sakai best practices and how-to’s, and regularly blogs about Sakai related developments. In 2008 he had a paper on Sakai in distance education published in the Australian ascilite journal.
Steve was selected as a Sakai Fellow for 2009-2010 and was elected to the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors in 2011.
More recently, Steve has been involved in a project to connect Sakai to uPortal via the IMS Basic LTI specification, so that Sakai applications can be rendered in different environments, as well as a generic Basic LTI portlet for uPortal, and continuing developments on Profile2 for Sakai.
In his spare time, Steve plays competitive water polo and performs with his local post-hardcore band.