I’m a 15 year old Kiwi innovator, Mac app developer, student and tech enthusiast. Although born in New Zealand, I’m a genuine Third Culture Kid, having grown up in New York, London, Paris, and Wellington, where I currently attend Scots College. I am a native English speaker, an advanced French speaker (I hold a DELF B1 certification), and a beginner Spanish speaker.
I have a great group of friends who I enjoy hanging out with, and I have a soft spot for British comedy. I enjoy rock-climbing, cycling, sailing, photography and acting, and have had roles in school productions of Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Ariel), and Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Oberon and Theseus).
My first taste of programming was with Scratch – and I was instantly enchanted by the thrill and creative challenge of coding. When I got my first computer, a white MacBook, at the age of ten, I was amazed by all of the different software development opportunities Apple gives its users, and started creating applets in Automator. I partnered with Liam Steckler, to form Blue Pyjama, and together we created a number of useful applets.
About a year after that, I left Blue Pyjama, to create Zibity, my own software company, through which I’ve developed popular applications such as MacDropUpdate, MacDropAny, and many Alfred extensions.
I’m a moderator on the Dropbox Forums, I regularly help friends and online contacts with tech issues, and also do social media consulting. For example, I’ve helped Time Traveler Tours to improve their Facebook and Twitter presence, and have helped my old school, the International School of Paris, with website development and education programs on safe use of social networks.
In my local community, I help people with their technology problems under the branding of The Eastbourne Techie. For more information on this service, please see this post.
I’m always interested in new opportunities, so if you have an interesting Mac development idea, or you’d like help improving your social media presence, or have some other cool idea for how we could work together feel free to get in touch.
In addition to this website, you can find me as sebthedev in the following places: