About Carl Bartlett

I’ve always loved software development, even as a kid I was writing basic apps on my father’s Commodore VIC 64. When the era of the PC began, I got into batch files, Q-Basic, and Pascal followed by the Internet with HTML and CGI scripts.

The first 10 years of my career were spent working as a PC engineer because I had been duped into thinking that I needed all sorts of high end tertiary and mathematical degrees to be a software developer, but I never stopped dabbling in software as a hobby.  I even won a competition for “Amateur Website Developers” and had my website featured on television.

I eventually transitioned into software development and after 5 years became a senior software developer. Over the last 8 years I have designed and developed Web Services, Web Applications, Windows Services and Windows Applications, including projects that interfaced with custom hardware.

I am still learning what it takes to be a great software developer, and hope that I never to stop learning.

Bragging rights
I created one of the most user friendly and flexible Content Management Systems in South Africa.
I created and implement a provincial Department of Health Intranet.
I developed software for a privatised emergency services company that has been implemented in emergency call centres country wide.

Favorite Quote
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

Guest Blogging and Link Love
If you are interested in sharing links, writing as a guest for this blog or would like me to write a guest post for your blog I’m happy to discuss this with you, just contact me a let me know what you are interested in.