Over the last 20 years I have had many adventures as an educator. I have taught in a Korean International school in Jakarta, Indonesia, ran small remote schools in outback Australia and innovated as a leader in a special school.
In 2012 I was a trainer of teachers in innovative technologies. At the end of that year I left the Department, and started an educational consultancy, along those same lines, training teachers in tech.
In early 2013 I came up with the idea to hold a LAN event using what was at the time, a very popular game called Minecraft.
Over the next 3 years I refined my business model, eventually creating an online server, then creating a system for online Camps (events). This created a synergy between what happened in the Camps and at home.
In late 2013 I started travelling around Australia, holding Camps. This continued and intensified in 2014 and eventually I was spending no time at all in Darwin. My business flourished but I never saw my family. To fix this, we moved from Darwin to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
As we move into 2016 I am doing less Camps, and spending more time on the Camp Leader Program. I am also delivering more Minecraft professional development to schools, libraries and other organisations that work with kids.