Fred is a motivated and established software developer and designer with a strong focus on code craftsmanship, business values and user experience. He's worked at companies such as SitePoint and Envato and is currently working as a team lead at Locomote. Having built his first webpage back in 1997, Fred soon became interested in and started dabbling in the web industry. He began his career as a software developer while studying at Monash University - he worked as a part time web developer in a small web development firm as well as a freelancer designing and building client websites on his own. Fred is a passionate open source developer who has made contributions to dozens of open source projects including Ruby on Rails - one of the most popular web frameworks, and Slim - a popular template engine for Ruby.