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Front End Developer


Javascript SCSS Python Django React

Open colleges is one of Australia’s oldest and largest providers of online and distance learning. Delivering a diverse portfolio of accredited and unaccredited courses the Open Colleges website and platform serves over 600,000 requests per month.


  • Rebuilt the sites internal search, increasing the relevance and presentation of results. The search engine utilises Django Watson.
  • Built a chat bot to answer questions and queries of potential students, increasing lead quality for the sales team. The chatbot was built utilising Node JS and the Microsoft bot framework.
  • Upgraded the sites lead generation functionality using Django forms to allow free trials with select course inquiries. Prototyped a Vue JS version of the lead forms. Connecting to the backend via an API reducing site render times.
  • Optimised the websites database queries. Extended Django MPTT models with a custom API allowing users to create, edit and update website content with minimal database calls.


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