Hey 👋🏼 !
My name is Jack Purdon - i’m a product-focused software engineer based in Sydney. I love all things tech, product and music. Always interested in having a chat!
The TL; DR After about 6 years working as a professional trumpeter and booking manager, a friend of mine I was touring with showed me python programming. I was instantly blown away and immediately grew a deep passion for computing in general. That was late 2019, and now we’re here today!
Currently working here on the “BrightWrite” analytics product as a software engineer.
Software EngineeringSoftware ArchitectProduct ManagementDesign
Vision - Information published on the internet needs to have an easily verifiable source. A WIP!
Software ArchitectProduct Management
Software Engineer Intern
Scored an internship with an awesome company where I was already an advocate of the product. I assembled a team that ended up winning our internal company Hackathon. We’re currently working on the implementation!
Recently my Uncle forgot a password to a really important excel spreadsheet. He called me to ‘crack’ the password and I thought it might be a good idea for a ‘microsaas’ business. Rather than building out the whole app, i’m hosting a single page app with an email where you can submit your locked up .xls file! If there are enough hits, i’ll build it out. It’s been a good op to learn google ads and try a different way of gauging a product! Update: Got some responses but not enough to be viable financially.
Junior Software Developer
It was a privilege to work with 2 incredibly intelligent founders early in their startup’s journey. The product, concept and execution is fantastic.
Software EngineeringProduct Management
Software ArchitectProduct Management
After working with the Labour hire business in Sydney, Sendon did the due dilligence around releasing a SAAS for Labour Hire businesses. It’s a crowded space.
Thought the interface for when2meet.com wasn’t great and could be improved. Spent 1 week with the aim of launching the MVP.
Software ArchitectClient Relations
A software consulting company started by myself and Raveen Senanayake in order to grow our software expertise. We worked on a custom implementation of a HRMS with a labour-hire business.
Daniel Francis Entertainment
Product ManagementBusiness ManagementSoftware EngineeringSoftware Architect
Notable Points: Achieved best growth after doubling down on a market segment in events ($12k/M) - Weddings & Roving Bands. The new focus allowed us to systemise processes with a mixture of tech and written procedures. This enabled to spend more time on revenue drivers → Customer relationships & word-of-mouth. All our tech was built in house (www.contractors-dfe.com.au)
TJ & Co.
The first business I started straight out of school with a friend. As with many first businesses, this one failed and I reformed it into my own business, “Daniel Francis Entertainment”.
Professional Trumpet Player
Lived out a long time passion of mine - playing music on the trumpet! I’ve performed on TV Shows such as "The Voice Australia", "X Factor", "The Bachelorette" and "The Set". I’ve also recorded, performed or toured with artists such as Guy Sebastian, Tijuana Cartel, The Potbelleez, Josh Pyke, James Morrison, Jacob Stone (Bluejuice), Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis Of Awesome), Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Casey Donovan (Eurovision), Ray Beadle, Boomchild, Fannie Lumsden Et al.
I personally really value the learnings in teaching. I always strived to make time to teach 1-2 hours a week for this reason. (Gotta start teaching coding!!).
→ Alignment of expectations. → Focused & clear goals. → Regular reviews of goals and expectations. → Metrics and achievements over time-spent.
ReactVueAngular 2React NativeExpoDjangoDjango Rest FrameworkRxJSPostgreSQLNextJSPrismaNexusStyled Components
AWS LambdaAWS RDSAWS S3AWS Route 53FirebaseNetlifyVercelGithubHerokuDocker
The University Of Sydney - Computing (WAM 80) | 2020-2022 (deferred).
Sydney Conservatorium Of Music - Trumpet, majoring in Jazz | 2015-2019
~~~ Get in touch ~~~ 📬 firstname.lastname@example.org 📞 0423 526 197 📍 Sydney, Australia. 💰 jackpurdon.eth