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Vaughn Dumas
Works at Tracking Solutions
Attended Fairbairn High School
Lives in Canberra, Australia
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Your 18th
To my daughter on her 18th birthday. I started this a few years ago, not knowing where it was going to go or what it would look like.  I am very happy that I carried on with this or else those memories, feelings and thoughts would have been gone forever. We...
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The Meaning
Through the years the abbreviation TC was used to mean Thunderchild.  This year, it has taken on 2 different meanings as well.  One deep and one, well, WTF? At the beginning of the hockey season, Thunderchild decided she was really going to give it her all....
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Looking to find ways to better market Tracking Solutions' products.  Decided to see what MarketingProfs has to offer.
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This is something very real that people in their 40's and over who are in IT will have to deal with.
Summary: There’s a real skills crisis in IT -- and it’s not a quantity issue. The new IT is not what the old IT was designed to do. For some, the new IT will create opportunities; for others, soul-searching and less relevance.
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The Driving Test
Being 17 (and having turned 18 by the time you read this), it was a year of learning to drive. We did all the normal things like getting a driving instructor, practicing and doing the whole parking thing.  I've definitely gotten a few extra grey hairs along...
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Employees often say yes to manager requests, when they really mean no. Learn why helping them to clarify their priorities benefits the entire company.
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The Parlour Suprise
Dear Thunderchild, So there I was, on my knees cleaning the floor one Sunday morning when you walk in and say "Daddy, you want to have Maccas because I want to show you something?". Now, it is important to keep the house clean, but it is more important to s...
Dear Thunderchild, So there I was, on my knees cleaning the floor one Sunday morning when you walk in and say "Daddy, you want to have Maccas because I want to show you something?". Now, it is important to keep the house clea...
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Smartphone + smart droplets = smart people
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Look after your staff.
People are your most important asset! You know this, because your company's annual statements include this sentence every year. But do companies really believe this? They'd better. Most of the efficiencies your company is hoping to achieve in the next few years can only come from one place: your ...
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Education
  • Fairbairn High School
    High School, 1993 - 1995
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Diploma: Data Processing, 1989 - 1991
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For all technical, quality, social media and innovation drifts, keep an eye on this page.
Introduction
I'm an Oracle developer with an interests in social  media, bonsai and model trains.  Married with 2 girls.  Have programming experience in Java, busy learning Spring.
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Technical Team Leader
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Business Analysis, Programming, Client support
Employment
  • Tracking Solutions
    Technical Team Leader, 2014 - present
    Supervise a team of developers. Conduct analysis of client needs. Develop primary interface for the Remote Hour Meter product using Zend Framework 2.
  • ITS Holdings
    Service Excellence Coordinator, 2008 - 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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Pretoria, South Africa - Cape Town - Kimberley - Roodepoort - Pretoria - Port Elizabeth - Aberdeen, South Africa - Olifantshoek
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Research School of Biology - Australian National University
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For all of the product builders in the technology world, here is a hat tip, a challenge, and a couple stories for inspiration.

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