Dr Richard Kennard

Software Consultant

Richard is a highly qualified, senior software architect and engineer with extensive experience of the complete software development life cycle across a broad range of technologies. He brings an intelligent approach to software development, combining his attentiveness to customer needs with his passion for delivering a first class product.

Academically, Richard:

  • won Australasian PhD Thesis of the Year.
  • has been published across multiple academic journals and papers. His work has been presented at international conferences and cited by other research groups and practitioners.
  • graduated top of his year from the University of Nottingham, with an Honours Degree in Computer Science.
  • received the University Award for Highest Academic Achievement in his field.

Professionally, Richard:

  • founded and ultimately sold his own startup, Wealth Central.
  • has developed software for all types of organisations, from local business to multi-national corporations in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
  • has clients including some of the largest financial institutions in Australia and the United States, and one of the leading enterprise middleware vendors in the world.
  • founded Metawidget, an Open Source software library to assist developers in building User Interfaces.

Richard is also an active member of the software community. He:

  • served on the Expert Group for JSR-299, a specification to unify Java Web application development.
  • has spoken at high profile conferences such as JavaOne and Red Hat Summit, as well as local Java User Groups.
  • was honoured at JavaOne 2006 for his contributions to the JDK.
  • won Hackagong 2014.

In terms of technologies, Richard:

  • has developed everything from multi-tasking graphical operating systems in Assembler, to hydraulic tools tracking systems in Pascal, distributed spreadsheets in C++, pharmaceutical applications in Visual Basic, and financial applications in C#.
  • is currently focused on Java EE and JavaScript technologies, because of the clear cost and quality benefits they bring to businesses.

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