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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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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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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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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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Prathik Kumar

Prathik brings a disciplined yet agile approach to the team.  A Full Stack developer with skills including .Net, C#, MVC, AngularJS, SQL Sever, Git, Web API, Azure and WCF., Prathik is a keen developer who is as disciplined at work as he is with his dedicated passion for sports. In his spare time, Prathik enjoys [...]
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Jade Weideman

Jade's enthusiasm and bright personality, combined with her BSc Honours in Geoinformatics from Pretoria University make her the ideal candidate as an Esri Technical Consultant.  Jade is very passionate about her role, is a quick learner, and is keen to gain as much experience as she can.  Jade has always had an eye for spatial [...]
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Callan Rings

Callan's extensive experience building and maintaining ArcGIS JS webapps, Geoprocessing tools and databases (following the earthquake responses in both Christchurch and Kaikoura), plus his earlier work as a Freelance Android developer, make him a valuable member of our team. Outside of work, Callan is not short on adventures, from his daily motorbike rides to snowboarding, scuba diving, hiking or travelling.
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