Jason SneldersI’m Jason. From Melbourne, Australia.

During the day I’m a full-time software developer for a local enterprise software consultancy.

At night I wear many hats in a small business I co-own, Vylesk. I’m a manager to overseas staff, business partner to a bloke I’d take a bullet for, I design software, write documentation, dream big, plan for the future, procrastinate over accounting software/tax, and generally think the software industry needs a kick-in-the-nuts-wake-up-call and I wouldn’t mind being there to help deliver it.

And if you caught me in a mad fit and asked me “what’s your great desire in life”, I might just answer “to mentor”.

At 37 I’m actually a smiling, optimistic and happy person despite having the nickname “Grumpy Cat” (we’re all actors), being done over multiple times, and losing-finding-and-losing-again many times my passion for programming.
(Truth be told I’ve never really liked programming. In fact, I hate it, but after 30,000+ hours writing code I can make that statement with some authority.)
But I do love crafting and building things. Software is my tool and I see so much that can be done. I have an energy and love for it that drives me to be up 19 hours a day.

I swear like a trooper, I step out of the way of people that don’t deserve it, hold the door open, smile and say hello to all, listen to EDM when I work, tell bad dad jokes if I’m in a zone, and, quite frankly, I couldn’t give a fuck what people think of me.

I was put on this planet to love my wife, build good things, teach, help people, and make a bit of a difference.

I also have bodacious software craftsman skills and a decent work history.


See this page.
But you may be more interested in a picture I took of a really big snail:

A really big snail (it's actually a piece of wood with bolts for antennae that to make it look like a snail

Where to Find Me

Always start here. I write about all sorts of useful and practical things on the blog.

I also write a bit on my public business Knowledge Base at kb.vylesk.com (it’s like a more technical version of my blog).

I also just returned to Twitter to follow awesome people so you may find the odd gem from me at https://twitter.com/JasonSnelders.

I will also be attending NDC Security for the full 3 days on the Gold Coast, Australia from 14-16 May 2017.