Andrew "Drew" Ford

Full Stack Developer / Instructor from Tauranga, New Zealand

About Me

I'm an experienced full stack developer working professionally in the web industry since the year 2000. Having worked on small sites for local business to large sites for corporations including Sony, Panasonic, Comvita, Zespri, Trust Power, Farmlands, Lion Nathan, Wynyard Group, Destination Great Lake Taupo, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare to name but a few. These sites exposed me to a wide range of CMS systems from bespoke solutions, to Wordpress, Umbraco and Sitecore.

Over the last couple of years I've progressed to building bespoke web and mobile applications. Using technologies like AngularJS and ReactJS (including React Native) for SaaS companies and an ERP system for local government (councils).

Previously I was the Lead Developer of a small team, working on a cloud based applicant tracking software for QJumpers. Working with .Net Core, ReactJS, Kubernetes and PostgresDB, hosted on AWS.

Currently I work as a Tech Lead / Instructor at Developers Institute teaching students Client Side development to be the next generation of Web Developers.

My latest CV is available here.