Jonathan was born in Ireland and moved to Australia with his family after completing his Secondary Education. He was one of the first graduates of the HITLab AU Undergraduate program. During his final year of studies, he was required to work within a team environment and create an application that ran the duration of the year. The project that Jonathan was involved in was titled Worldplay and included 9 other students from mixed backgrounds. Jonathan was chosen as team leader for the full duration of the project which became so successful it achieved media coverage in TV, Newspaper and Radio(Southern Cross, Examiner, ABC Radio and Triple Jay). During this time Jonathan participated in interviews and public speaking.

After graduating, Jonathan founded his own company called O’Duffy(which was later renamed to TemperTantrum) and was also involved in a number of other startup companies.

Before arriving at HITLab NZ to undertake his Masters Degree, Jonathan worked as a Tutor for HITLab AU for one year. During this time he helped write & create the course material for Virtual Reality. As recognition of his time at HITLab AU, a number of his students nominated him for a teaching award which the University granted in April 2014. Jonathan continues to teach and help through his YouTube channel. To this end he has founded a society called FTR whose purpose is to further the understanding and education of its members by creating meaningful and worthwhile application in Virtual & Augmented Reality.

Today Jonathan is continuing on his education with the completion of HITLab NZ MHIT program and continues to be an active member for a number of organizations as well as running his own company which has released its first published game - UFWow. A far cry from his original career goal of becoming a Zoologist like David Attenborough. Jonathan hopes to use his skills to create applications that are of benefit to people and help in some meaningful way(Serious Games).

Work History
Work History
May 2012 - Present
CEO and Founder
Temper Tantrum

Temper Tantrum is about creating games that people enjoy playing. We then take those successful games and alter them for use in serious games. For example: health and education.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Company Management.
  2. Client liaison.
  3. System Design.
  4. Programming.
  5. Creation of 2D&3D content projects.
  6. 18 successfully completed projects.

More information about the individual projects can be found in the projects section on my Linkedin Profile.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Residential Assistant
Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd

Worked as an RA officer at Waimairi Village.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Check in for students into their accommodation.
  2. Check outs and room/house inspections.
  3. Mail delivery.
  4. Patrol campus grounds.
  5. Offer assistance to students.
  6. Hold office hours for student enquiries and assistance.
  7. Assist in events.
  8. 2 successfully completed projects.
Aug 2012 - Feb 2014
Co-Founder
Rudagur Game Company

Rudagur was setup with fellow graduates to create games for gamers. It focus was on using Virtual and Augmented Reality in novels ways to engage and entertain users.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Management.
  2. Creation of 2D&3D content.
  3. Programming.
  4. Testing applications on various hardware devices.
  5. 2 successfully completed projects.
Oct 2013 - 2014
CEO and Founder
Fantasy To Reality(FTR) 

Fantasy To Reality(FTR) is currently a non for profit company aimed at creating courses designed to help teach people how to create Virtual & Augmented Reality applications. It also works in co-operation with companies to create projects for students to learn and gain real world experience. The main goal of FTR is to supply the necessary skills & tools to people to further enhance Virtual & Augmented Reality which will hopefully lead to an increase in the bandwidth to the brain as described by Professor Thomas Furness.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Company Management.
  2. Team Management.
  3. Client liaison.
  4. System Design.
  5. Programming.
  6. Creation of 2D&3D content.
  7. 2 successfully completed projects.
Oct 2011 - 2014
Technical Officer
Bitlink

Bitlink was originally founded to provide local IT services and support to the Launceston area. It looked at providing real world experiences for students undergoing IT studies at UTAS. Later on this company merged with Crucible with the goal of linking people with technology in a meaningful way.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Fix and repair technology issues at client's properties.
  2. Research and development for best practices and technologies for the company.
  3. Research and development of material for fixing common client issues.
Feb 2013 - Oct 2013
Tutor
University of Tasmania & HITLab AU

Tutor at HITLab AU, and School of Computing and Information Systems within the University of Tasmania.

Responsibilities & Achievements:~

  1. Taught students how to use Unity3d, Blender, NGUI, Playmaker, Rain AI, Game Design, iTween, Team Collaboration solutions, ARToolkit, Vuforia, HCI principles.
  2. Reviewed material for use in tutoring class.
  3. Assisted students with their weekly tasks.
  4. Provided feedback on Assignments prior to submission.
  5. Provided regular consultation times for student inquiries.
  6. Marking of Assignments.
  7. Managing and forming Groups for collaborative assignments.
  8. Creation of tutorial content for some certain units.
  9. 2 successfully completed projects.

Teaching load for Semester 1:

  1. KXT313/KXH241/KXH543/KXA434 User Interface Design/Human Computer Interaction.
  2. KXH141/KXH 541 Virtual Reality Technology.
  3. The different unit codes represents undergraduates, honors and mater students.
  4. Co-Author for Unit content for KXH141/ KXH 541 Virtual Reality Technology.
  5. Also helped in creating tutorial content for KXH343/647/KXA437 Designing Virtual Worlds.

Teaching load for Semester 2:

  1. KXH142/KXH 542 Augmented Reality.
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Public Speaker
HITLab AU

Worked as a public speaker for the HITLab AU. I conducted presentations and demonstration to potential clients of HITLab AU, guests, students, and the general public.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Speeches for - High Schools, Adult learning centers, Chinese Delegates, South African Delegates, Australian Government Officials, Exhibitions, Open days, and Visitors.
  2. Created and modified slide shows for presentations.
  3. Speech creation and preparation.
  4. Demonstration creation and preparations.
Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
Developer
HITLab AU

Developer

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Creation of 3D content.
  2. General IT tasks for Aug Atlas.
  3. Developed and tested 3D model of Tasmania for the use of information overlay. 
  4. 1 successfully completed project.
Jul 2012 - 2013
Telehealth It Technical Officer
Rural health

Worked as a Telehealth officer for Rural health. This involved research and development of written material into the current medical and non-medical technologies that can be used for Telehealth within Government standards.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Develop and review documentation on current medical technology that can be used for Telehealth.
  2. Develop and review documentation on non-medical technology that can be used for Telehealth.
  3. Develop and review documentation around Government standards around Telehealth.
  4. Develop and review documentation around best practices when using Telehealth.
  5. Develop and review training documentation around the use of certain technology systems.
  6. Requirement that all documentation be written without the use of technical language.
  7. Coordinate research and documentation with supervisor.
  8. Attend Meetings.
  9. 1 successfully completed project.
Jan 2013 - 2013
Developer
Crucible

Crucible focus is to create an IT industry in Tasmania and become a leader in Virtual & Augmented Reality Technology

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Attending meetings.
  2. 3D content creation.
  3. Collaboration

Projects:

  1. 3D creation and layout of potential office space for funding purposes.
Feb 2010 - Oct 2012
IT Helpdesk Officer
University of Tasmania

During Semesters 1&2 at the University of Tasmania I worked as a Helpdesk Officer within the School of Computing and Information Systems.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Provide technical support for students and staff within the school.
  2. Accept money for payment into student printing accounts, assist with printing problems, monitor and replace consumables in printers within the school.
  3. Assist with all aspects of the operation of video conference rooms and monitoring for any issues or difficulties arising within the school.
  4. Check the condition of computer labs, clean keyboards and monitors if necessary, post printed copies of lab timetables and other relevant information on lab doors and notice boards and monitor general lab usage within the school.
  5. In conjunction with the school's other technical staff, develop amend and distribute documentation on the operation of the school's computing facilities and software packages.
  6. Assist students with password change requests within the school.
  7. If required, assist with the provision of introductory classes on the general operation of the equipment and software in the use in the school. 
  8. 1 successfully completed project.
May 2012 - May 2012
Exhibitor
Launceston City and HITLab Au

I was selected to represent Launceston City and HITLab AU at a 4-day Careers Expo located at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. The expo included over 190 exhibitors.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Represent Launceston City as a holiday destination.
  2. Represent HITLab AU.
  3. Provide demonstration to attract people to the exhibit/stand using Augmented Reality.
  4. Compete with other exhibits.
  5. Provide information to people about Launceston and the HITLab AU.
  6. Answer any questions that people might have.
  7. Work within a team environment.
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Research Developer
HitLab Australia

 Continued on from HITLab AU internship into a developer position to aid in project completion.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Design and development of interface and 3D content.
  2. Develop and tested new tablet interfaces using Unity3D.
  3. 1 successfully completed project.
Nov 2011 - Feb 2012
Research Internship
HITLab australia

Research Internship at (4 months) Over the Summer period I secured an Internship position with HITLab AU. During this time I developed skills in the area of kinect programming, bluetooth and 3D modelling. For the 3D modelling I learnt how to do low polygon management for mobile platforms. This is a similar technique that used during the creation of old video game.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Primary responsibilities include design and development of two projects
  2. Developed and tested code for the Microsoft Kinect to use in conjunction with the Ghostman Project for Skeletal tracking of users.
  3. Developed and tested code for use with Bluetooth connection from PC to Android.
  4. Developed and tested 3D modeling for Ifiction using the software blender.
  5. Collaborated, contributed and worked as part of a team with fellow Interns when required.
  6. Provided documentation & reports as per contractual obligations at end of project.
  7. Database: SVN to store and retrieve files for both projects.
  8. 2 successfully completed projects.
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Tutor
University of Tasmania

Substitute Tutor for KXT101 Programming and Problem Solving

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Taught Java programming.
  2. Reviewed material for use in tutoring class.
  3. Assisted students with their weekly tasks.
  4. Provided feedback on Assignments prior to submission.
  5. Provided regular consultation times for student enquiries.
Feb 2011 - Oct 2011
Notetaker
University of Tasmania

Notetaker at University of Tasmania for students with disabilities.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Attend lectures and provide detailed notes for a student with disabilities.
Nov 2010 - Feb 2011
Scholarship Internship
CSIRO

Worked on as and intern at CSIRO medical imaging division in Brisbane. The project was to help correct the bias field found in MRI images and involved the use of computer imaging techniques.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Developed and tested Computer Imaging techniques.
  2. Implement algorithm created at the e-Health research center for improving MRI images.
  3. Developed code in C++.
  4. Provided documentation & reports as per contractual obligations at end of project. 
  5. Presented my work to e-Health center.
  6. Presented my work at Big Day In to fellow CSIRO Vacation students in Australia.
  7. Platform: Linux OS as it was projects development environment.
  8. Database: SVN to store and retrieve files.
Nov 2008 - Feb 2010
Bartender
St Helens RSL Ex-Service & Citizens Club Inc

I worked as a bartender at RSL club in St.Helens during summer vacations and public holidays. For the rest of the year I concentrated on my university studies.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain bar area.
  2. Handle customer enquires.
  3. Handle cash transactions.
  4. Prepare beverages.
  5. Check ID of customers for alcohol transactions.
  6. Monitor and maintain stock in storeroom and bar area.
  7. Clean equipment and premises on a regular basis.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Media Consultant
Private IT Company

Worked with a private IT company on interactive training DVDs.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Development and tested of DVD - Menu Options for dvd user convenience, Video Footage, Audio, Script & SubTitles.
  2. Edit pre-recorded Movie Tutorials.
  3. Provide IT Support.
  4. Software: Macromedia Director, Final Cut Pro.
Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
Panel Beater
St Helens Bodyworks

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. .Monitor and maintain garage.
  2. Handle customer enquiries.
  3. Dismantle and reassemble vehicles.
  4. Prepare vehicles for re-spraying.
  5. Prepare vehicles parts for spraying and fitting.
  6. Clean equipment and premise on a regular basis.
  7. Maintain grounds and vegetation.
Oct 2006 - Feb 2008
Barista, Bartender, Waiter & Kitchen Hand
eScApe Cafe

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain café.
  2. Handle customer enquiries.
  3. Handle cash transactions.
  4. Prepare meals and beverages when required.
  5. Check ID of customers for alcohol transactions.
  6. Monitor and maintain stock in storeroom and cafe.
  7. Clean equipment and premises on a regular basis.
Feb 2007 - Jul 2007
Barista & Shop Attendent
Top Of The Hill Cafe

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain café.
  2. Handle customer enquiries.
  3. Handle cash transactions.
  4. Prepare meals and beverages when required.
  5. Clean equipment and premises on a regular basis.
Nov 2005 - Feb 2007
Fruit Picker
Eureka Farm

I worked at Eureka Farm during summer vacations. For the rest of the year I focused on my studies.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain orchards.
  2. Collect and store produce.
  3. Assist in various farm activities when required.
Jun 2006 - Oct 2006
Hospitality Vocation Placement
eScApe Cafe

Worked as a kitchen hand as part of my Vocational Learning (VOC4C) for Certificate 2 in Hospitality.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain café.
  2. Handle customer enquiries.
  3. Handle cash transactions.
  4. Prepare meals and beverages when required.
  5. Check ID of customers for alcohol transactions.
  6. Monitor and maintain stock in storeroom and cafe.
  7. Clean equipment and premises on a regular basis.
Feb 2006 - May 2006
Hospitality Vocation Placement
Scamander Beach Hotel

Worked as a kitchen hand as part of my Vocational Learning (VOC4C) for Certificate 2 in Hospitality.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Help with food preparations.
  2. Help with meal orders.
  3. Help with supply ordering.
  4. Help with delivery management.
  5. Help maintain and clean premises.
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
Garage Attendant
Maxol Petrol Station

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Monitor and maintain courtyard.
  2. Monitor and maintain stock in storeroom.
  3. Clean customer vehicles.
  4. Fill customer vehicles with fuel when required.
  5. Handle customer enquires.
Sep 2000 - Jan 2003
Apprentice Plumber
M&D Plumbing and Heating

During the summer holidays I worked as an apprentice plumber, for the rest of the year I concentrated on my studies.

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  1. Assist plumber with the installation of heating and bathroom systems.
  2. Handle Customer enquiries.
  3. Monitor and maintain equipment.
  4. Assist with the monitoring and maintenance of stock and order supplies when required.
Education
Education
2015 - Present
Game Development
Digital Tutors

Digital-Tutors provides online training in the area of Game Development.

The following is a list of certificates earned from Digital-Tutors

  1. Grayscale Shading and Non-Destructive Coloring Techniques for Photoshop Artists.
  2. Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 1: Visual Development.
  3. Beginner's Guide to Concept Sketching.


Currently in the process of finishing the following courses for certificates:

  1. Foundational Elements of Art for the Rest of Your Life.
  2. Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 4: Hero Character Modeling and Texturing.
  3. Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 2: Character Prototyping.
  4. Fundamentals of Drawing Animal Anatomy.
  5. Creating UI Elements for Games in Unity.
  6. Keys to Amazing Graphic Design Layouts.
2012 - Present
Certificates, Computer Programming
pluralsight

Pluralsight provides online training in the area of IT.

Currently in the process of finishing the following courses for certificates:

  1. Accelerated C# Fundamentals.
  2. C# Programming Paradigms.
2014 - 2015
Masters Degree, Masters of Human Interface Technology
University of Canterbury

The following is a list of Certificates gained from Units undertaken as part of my Masters Degree:

  1. HITD602-14S1 Human Interface Technology - Design and Evaluation
  2. HITD603-14S1 Human Interface Technology - Prototyping and Projects
  3. HITD690-14A Thesis in Human Interface Technology

Activities and Societies: http://www.hitlabnz.org/index.php/education/master-program

2007 - 2011
Bachelor Of Computing with Major in Human Interface Technology, Virtual and Augmented Reality
University of Tasmania

The following is a list of Certificates gained from Units undertaken as part of my Bachelors Degree:

  1. HEA103 English 1A
  2. HPA181 The Good Life
  3. KXT101 Programming and Problem Solving
  4. KXT103 Introduction to Systems
  5. HEA104 English 1B
  6. HPA181 The Big Questions
  7. KXT104 Data Management
  8. KXH141 Virtual Reality Technology
  9. KXT313 Human Computer Interaction
  10. KXH142 Augmented Reality Technology
  11. KXT102 Programming with Data Structures
  12. KXT204 Operating Systems
  13. KXH241 User Interface Design
  14. KXT201 Algorthims
  15. KXX231 ICT Project Management
  16. KXH242 Fundamentals of Interactive Entertainment
  17. KXT206 Artificial Intelligence 
  18. KXT304 Computer Graphics & Animation
  19. KXH341 Immersive World Project A
  20. KXH343 Designing Virtual Worlds
  21. KXT209 Advanced Dynamic Web Development
  22. KXH342 Immersive World Project B
  23. KXH344 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Interactive Entertainment
  24. KXT305 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing

Activities and Societies: http://www.hitlab.utas.edu.au/wiki/Home http://www.cis.utas.edu.au/cisview/ http://www.utas.edu.au/

2006 - 2006
Grade 13
The North East Education & Training (NEET) Centre

The following subjects were done as part of year 13 studies:

  1. Visual Arts and Media (AC703)
  2. Computer Science (IT862)
  3. Vocational Learning (VOC4C)


In addition to the above, the following certificates were also earned:

  1. Certificate of achievement
  2. Certificate for Hospitality and Tourism Module
  3. Certificate 2 in Hospitality (Operations)

Activities and Societies: http://www.sthelens.tased.edu.au/neet.htm

2004 - 2005
Leaving Certificate
Coolmine Community School

Leaving Certificate Examination Subjects are as follows:

  1. Irish
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. French
  5. Biology
  6. Engineering
  7. Accounting
2000 - 2003
Junior Certificate
Coolmine Community School

Junior Certificate Examination Subjects are as follows:

  1. Irish
  2. English
  3. Mathematics
  4. History
  5. Geography
  6. French
  7. Business Studies
  8. Science
  9. Metalwork
  10. C.S.P.E
1992 - 2000
Primary School
scoil oilibheir

Attend an all Irish (Gaeilge) speaking school. Learned all basics subjects through Irish:

  1. Maths.
  2. History.
  3. Geography.
  4. Irish Dancing.
  5. Art.
  6. Religion. 


English was the only subject not learnt through Irish.

Activities and Societies: gaelscoiloilibheir.ie

additional education

MAST - Marine and Safety Tasmania License, Boating 2014 – 2014

Attained Motor Boat License

econnect communication Certificate, Science 2010

Earned the following certificate:

  1. Presenting Science.
Service Tasmania License, Driving 2008 – 2008

Attained Drivers License.

St JohnCertificate First Aid 2006

Attend the following courses:

  1. Course in Senior First Aid.
  2. Apply basic First Aid.
RSA Responsible Service of Alcohol(RSA) 2006 – 2006

Certificate attained for the training needed to handled alcohol in a hospitality position.
Training was provided by a company through The North East Education & Training (NEET) Centre.

All Ireland Taekwon.Do Association
Certificate, Martial Arts
2003 – 2004

The following certificates were earned:

  1. 7th Kup (Green Tip).
  2. 8th Kup (Yellow Belt).
  3. 9th Kup (Yellow Tip).
  4. 10th Kup (White Belt).

Volunteer Positions

HITLab NZ August 2012 – May 2015 HITLab NZ is developing and commercializing technology that improves human computer interaction and by doing so unlocks the power of human intelligence. The HIT Lab NZ conducts research with new emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality, Next Generation Video Conferencing, Immersive Visualization and Human-Robot Interaction.

Responsibilities & Achievements:
  1. Assist in events.
  2. Developed and tested code to be used with Unity3d.
  3. Coordinate project with HITLab NZ Director/Supervisor.
Projects:
  1. AR Unity3d Plugin.
  2. External Model Loader for Unity3d exe files.
Crucible 2013 – 2013 Crucible focus is to create an IT industry in Tasmania and become a leader in Virtual & Augmented Reality Technology

Responsibilities & Achievements:
  1. Attending meetings.
  2. Collaboration
HITLab AU 2009 – 2013 HITLab AU focus is to empower people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally.

Responsibilities & Achievements:
  1. Developed and tested 3D modeling of UTAS 3D logo for use in the Vision Space at HITLab AU.
  2. Assisted with public speaking on a regular basis.
  3. Assist Tutors and Professors with University Promotions .
  4. Attend Information Open Days and provide Information to general public.
  5. Co-Ordinate Student Groups and provide assistance as required.
  6. Collaborated, contributed and worked as part of a team with fellow Volunteers and staff when required.

Honors & Awards

Furness Scholarship HITLab NZ 2014

Secured a scholarship for my Masters degree at HITLab NZ.

UTAS Teaching Merit Certificate University of Tasmania Learning and Teaching Committee April 2014

For contribution to teaching excellence

Additional Honors & Awards

Certificate of Participant for New Literacies, Digital Media and Classroom 2013
The Age VCE and Careers Expo 2012
HITLab AU Research Scholarship 2011
WorldPlay Media Coverage 2011
Utas and HITLab AU Brochure Model 2011
ACS Scholarship 2011
CSIRO Scholarship 2010
Almost received a Bartending Award 2008
NDA Scholarship 2006
Outstanding Achievement 2006
Merit Certificate 2006
Gaelic Football Awards - Received a number of medals for athleticism shown in Gaelic (Ireland National Sport) over the years

Portfolio
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The following is links to my Masters and Bachelor Degree projects. More projects that I have been involved in are available on my Linkinen Account:

https://au.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-o-duffy/3a/98/a75