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About Me

Hi there! I'm Josh Whittington; a game design graduate, writer and software tester from down under in Sydney, Australia. I'm also a serial tweeter. I bring a conscientious work ethic and a sense of humour to everything that I do, and aim to make the most of all the opportunities and advantages that I am granted.


I often surprise people with my interests from different spheres; teachers at school were always baffled that I was studying math and science-heavy subjects like software design while also joining extracurricular groups like drama troupes and bands. That's probably a big reason why I fell into game design - because it combines technical elements with more creative ones.

I graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Information Technology - Game Design and Development, which was a computer science and game design focused degree that also let me take on elective in subjects like arts journalism and social media. I now work as a software tester, which takes me to all sorts of companies working on a variety of projects. In my spare time I explore other avenues in my interests like running a Toys to Life enthusiast site called Mon Amiibo and working on my own game plans.

 

Fun Facts

My favourite game is Ghost Trick and my favourite film is Raiders of the Lost Ark

I once hosted a school event in-character as Mario

I used to run an Ace Attorney role-playing page with a friend

My claim to fame in high school was getting a role as a dog in a school musical and having to walk around in a mascot outfit

I’m one of six people who enjoyed PlayStation All-Stars and I won a physical, life-sized title belt from the game

I'm the leading manufacturer of "ARMS has legs" jokes

 

Education and Employment

January 2015 - Present

Software Testing Consultancy

Positions:

  • Engineer (2018 – Present)

  • Test Analyst (2016 – 2018)

  • Software Tester (2015 – 2016)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creating and following test cases and session sheets based off of software requirements

  • Working with team members to clear up ambiguities in requirement documentation

  • Using problem solving skills to determine likely flaws within apps and to identify possible causes of defects

  • Performing testing of apps and websites on devices such as iPhones, Windows PCs and PlayStation 4 consoles

  • Reporting defects via systems like JIRA

  • Assessing the usability of user interfaces based on accessibility guidelines and personal experience

  • Participating in meetings held in-person and over conference calls with clients to report progress and clarify issues

  • Having interviews with potential clients

  • Giving presentations to potential employees to inform them of what the job involves

2015 (Macquarie University)

Bachelor of Information Technology - Game Design and Development

Subject areas studied:

  • Game design

  • Critical game theory

  • Programming

  • Game development

  • Arts journalism

  • Media theories

  • Social media

  • Brain behaviour & evolution

2011 (William Clarke College)

HSC

Subjects Studied:

  • English (Advanced)

  • Mathematics

  • Drama

  • Software Design and Development

  • Information Processes and Technology

  • Physics

Participated in extra-curricular activities, such as:

  • Theatre Groups

  • Concert and Jazz Bands

  • Mock Trial Team

  • Debating Team

  • Programming Challenges


Leadership Positions held:

  • Year 8 Monitor

  • Peer Support Leader

  • Events Prefect

2009

IT Work Experience (Janssen-Cilag)

Main responsibilities:

  • Moved between various teams and assisted them with their IT-related tasks

  • Resolved problems for users through the support helpdesk

  • Analysed webpage performance and suggested solutions to performance issues

  • Met with staff members to determine requirements for software being developed for them

  • Developed an online quiz module for the company intranet based on the determined requirements

  • Assisted with data entry and database management using SQL