About Me

Hi, I’m Ben Bradshaw, a twenty-something Christian geek who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. I like to take photos and share the stories behind them, I like to make websites that are usable and accessible, I like to play with cool technology and I like fixing things.

I have a passion for justice in the world and I believe photography is one way of raising awareness of the issues we find it easier to ignore. In 2010 I took 9 months out from work to volunteer for training and then an outreach to Philippines with photogenX, a non-profit organisation focussed on advocacy for the voiceless. Following that I volunteered to staff and teach at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii.

I currently work for Catalyst IT – New Zealand’s biggest Open Source company as a developer. My job involves lots of things, but focusses on delivering Drupal-based and bespoke websites to clients like New Zealand Post and Telecom New Zealand.

Past

I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in 2007, in my final year I researched website accessibility for sight impaired and blind users. I’ve worked for the Ministry of Economic Development on the web team, State Services Commission on the Web Standards team (contracted) and Victoria University of Wellington as a tutor.