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About Me

Iā€™m a Ballarat based SRE with over 20 years industry experience, 5 of which employed at Google. The full details of my employment history is available on my LinkedIn profile.

Currently I'm building MVPs for Tech Startups in the Ballarat Innovation precinct through Eurekative. If you're in the market for an MVP you should get in touch.

I also donate time and experience to the Ballarat Hackerspace, a local non-profit volunteer run learning and teaching space that provides the Ballarat region with a tech workshop and promotes STEM fields. Being completely volunteer run the Hackerspace entirely relies on membership fees and donations, if you'd like to donate you can do so for any amount via our Patreon page and select Make a Custom Pledge at the bottom of the page.

Most days I can be found working out of the Runway Ballarat startup accelerator and co-working facility. You should organise a day to work with me!

Non-Profits

If you are a local[1] non-profit or community group then I am very keen to help you out with small/medium sized projects (providing the organisation is completely nondiscriminatory towards race, gender and sexual identity/preference). Non-profits and community groups do amazing work and I hate to see them over spend on IT when that money could be better spent providing their services to the community.

[1] within approximately 30 minutes drive from Ballarat

My Teslas

I own and drive a Tesla Model S, it is primarily charged from the solar panels on my roof or the renewable energy from Tesla Superchargers. If you have questions about Tesla ownership feel free to contact me, fair warning ā€“ I will talk your ear off.

Order your Tesla using my referral link to get yourself something extra (or quote my code:scott1272).

My Tesla Model S is currently charged.


I also have a Powerwall 2 attached to my house. It is set to charge from the excess power generated by my solar panels and provides power to the house once the solar isn't producing an excess. It also offers backup power for those times when the grid power is unavailable. With this device I can normally achieve around 99% self powered every month with only a couple of hours of full sun per day.

My Tesla Powerwall 2 is currently charged.


I have pre-ordered a CYBERTRUCK on the assumption that I will replace my Model S with it late 2021/2022 providing the changes made to make it street legal in Australia don't take too much away from its Blade Runner styling.

Current charge levels of my Model S and Powerwall will only be available while my home internet connection is operational.