Our people

We’re a small team- but we like it that way: we’re light on our feet and ready and able to help you!

Lachlan Sylvester

Lachlan Sylvester

Owner, Developer, Star Wars fan, Foo

Since obtaining a BEng/BCom degree a few years back, Lachlan has pursued a career in programming and development. It’s a career that has seen him develop everything from small sites, to large enterprise applications, marketing websites, workgroup applications and just about everything in between. Lachlan has a particular passion for making websites that matter and customised web applications… and also trying to forget that any Star Wars films were released post 1983. Lachlan drinks a lot of coffee.

Lachlan reads about Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots and Signal vs Noise. Lachlan writes (sometimes) and may have refactored your code.

Vicki Ball

Vicki Ball

Owner, Business Manager, TV nerd, Bar

A sometimes misguided individual, Vicki had been completing a BSc degree with the aim of eventually out-astrophysicsing Stephen Hawking. Luckily a series of opportunities meant Vicki found herself with a career in IT. Vicki’s IT interests are fairly broad: she dabbles in databases, plays with programming, sets schedules and occasionally grapples with graphic design… and she adores alliteration. Vicki thinks websites can be beautiful: a realisation of form and function.

Vicki reads Boing Boing and XKCD, but also likes to cast her eye over Signal vs Noise and the MailChimp blog. Vicki often has something to say and always wants to know what you think.

The Hypothetical Blog: Stark Raving Sane

April 05 Icons, icons and icons!

Building any kind of web interface, particularly one that requires any kind of human interactivity, will at some time utilise icons. Whether they be on buttons, used in headings, or tabs or panels, icons are like little visual pieces of informative haiku: small, succint and should make you smile.

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What We're Reading


In our opinion, Ryan Bates is something of a Rails stevedore: since March of 2007 he’s been packaging and delivering Railscasts to the interwebs on a weekly basis.

Available through iTunes or via download on the Railscast website, each episode lasts between five and twenty minutes, with shownotes and additional resources also available on the website.

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