David Blackwell

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David Blackwell
Innovation and Technology
Team Leader, Internet Development

(+64) 7 838 4466 ext 9595

I have been with the Faculty of Education since 1997. Over the years I have changed roles many times and am now responsible for the Faculty of Education's Website and many contract and research sub-sites, working within the Innovation and Technology Team within the Faculty. 

I have extensive experience with the PHP/MySQL programming environment and use and configuration of Wordpress, and other Content Management Systems. In 2003 our team created the Faculty's web portal "edLlinked" which provided personalised content to students and staff. During 2012-2013 a new portal based on the Laravel PHP framework was developed and is now in production. In 2011 we developed our external website using Wordpress as the CMS, https://education.waikato.ac.nz.

I have an interest in Facebook development, mobile devices, elearning materials, online usability and gaming. In my free time I train in Taekwon-Do as a 2nd dan Black belt.