Scott Arthur

Web Developer
Melbourne, Australia

A little bit about me...



I'm a full-stack web developer based in Melbourne, Australia where I live my with my wife Kate and my son Baxter.

I've been self-employed since 2006, starting out as a PHP developer and now primarly working with Ruby.

My work is driven by the desire to build great experiences for the web and tap it's potential to make our lives easier.

If it wasn't my job, it would probably still be a hobby, and I consider myself lucky to be able to do something I genuinely enjoy.

My Skills

I Ruby

I Get Git

Long-time Linux User

Passionate about UX

The Web Stack

Data Data Everywhere

My Work

Projects of Note

Call Reporting System (CRS)

Auckland Coin Machines

Seemlessly integrated legacy PHP system + database with gradual migration to Rails.

Increased test coverage from zero, to over 90%.

2011 - Present

Gift Card System

eCard Solutions

Worked with databse vendor in Malaysia to expose web functionality for cardholders, merchants and program owners.

Broke up web infrastructure into service-oriented components with public and private REST APIs

2008 - Present

Wedding Registry System

Flight Centre NZ

Took over legacy classic ASP system and gradually integrating new Ruby code. Integrates with various eCard Solutions APIs.

2012 - Present

Hornet - Ruby on Rails CMS

My own multi-tenant Ruby on Rails CMS. Used for many small to medium traffic sites.

Gradually breaking into smaller components with intention to open source.

2010 - Present

The Orbit

Monash University

Monash University has a organisation-wide requirment to use Google services.

In order to meet their requirements, I built custom CMS using Rails that integrates various Google APIs, extending the functionality of the Blogger based site.


Warren & Mahoney

Alt Group

Worked on original build, doing CMS integration and performance improvments.

I recently built an Ember.js component for generating tiles on homepage and integrating with Expression Engine CMS.


Companies I've Worked With

Auckland Coin Machines

Alt Group

eCard Solutions

Flight Centre NZ

Market Place Media

Pacific Media Network