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Jade Chow

Jade completed her Postgraduate diploma in GIS at the University of Auckland and has extensive experience in mapping, spatial data manipulation and GIS programming.  She has coded extensively using Python and Java Scripts, and is skilled in C# and Angular. Outside of work, Jade loves the NZ climate and nature, exploring new places and playing squash in [...]
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Meghan Sheehan

Meghan brings her passion for GIS and problem solving to her role as a GIS Business Analyst.  She enjoys the versatility of GIS to solve complex social and environmental issues.  Her experience ranges from analyzing crime occurrence to monitoring water and air quality to tracking wildebeest movements in East Africa. More recently Meghan was employed [...]
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Rob Waltham

Rob has over 14 years’ experience as a commercial Software Developer and has acted as Software Developer, Lead Developer and Technical Team Lead.  He has great communication skills and his experience lies in managing internal stakeholders, requirement gathering and providing solutions.  He enjoys client-facing interactions and consulting enables him to make use of his extensive [...]
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Mike Ladd

Mike has over 20 years of experience in GIS and more recently Project Management and Agile methods. He has worked across many sectors from government, research and engineering/environmental consulting. These include organisations such as NIWA, WSP and the University of Auckland. This varied background allows him to quickly understand client needs. Mike is qualified with a [...]
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Sam Gergis

A graduate from the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Systems Control department in Cairo, Egypt and after completing a MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) Certificate, Sam has now worked as a Software Developer for over 11 years. Sam immigrated from Egypt in April 2017 to work for OSPRI in Wellington before moving to Auckland to join GBS. Always looking to expand his knowledge, Sam's skills [...]
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Arun Sebastian

Arun returns to GBS with over 10 years experience as a full-stack GIS developer in Esri and open source technologies.  Having worked in local governance, transport, agricultural and farming industries he is back at GBS with an added skill: QT/QML for building cross platform native mobile apps.  Vastly experienced in Esri's JavasScript SDK (3&4) including React, Angular.j, [...]
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Dhanushka Athukorala

Danny's wealth of experience as a software engineer for over 5 years in Sri Lanka and 4 years as a Senior Consultant/Team Lead and technical advisor in Singapore spans multiple industries.  He has also lectured on .net related subjects as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Danny loves to travel and find new places and is especially looking [...]
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Heath Rongo

Heathcliff (Heath) is yet another Cantabrian who developed a strong interest for GIS during his 4 years working as a GIS Analyst Programmer for Intergraph New Zealand. Heath studied at the University of Waikato where he received a B.Sc majoring in Computer Science. Heath’s primary background is in software development and he has worked in [...]
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David Aalbers

As a senior developer David has been responsible for the design and implementation of projects to a variety of clients, ranging from large corporates to government agencies. He has gained solid experience in a wide range of both client and server-side technologies, building on top of the ArcGIS stack. When not in front of the [...]
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Ardeshir Gheidian

Ardeshir joined GBS in early 2010 and was thrown in the deep end with Silverlight. He’s performing magnificently, aided by an MS in Physics from Tehran University and a previous life as an Oracle developer, data analyst and .NET web developer. His background makes him a valuable resource for the creation of crisp code for [...]
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