A freelance software engineer based in Auckland with 16 years experience working across projects for leading brands, agencies, startups and charities. A problem-solver, passionate about delivering the best outcomes and driving the best solutions with technology.

Available for remote (out of hours) freelance software development from March 2023. Get in touch!


Simon Betton
Currently Lead Software Engineer at the leading #techforgood startup dedicated to helping older adults learn skills and have new life experiences — GetSetUp. Previously Head of Technology at DDB.


Recent work —

A Smart Green Future, Together

Plant and Food

Plant and Food Research is a government-owned Research Institute using world-leading science to improve the way we grow, fish, harvest and share food.

Project technologies used:

Geminai Rising

Alberta Health Services

Turning classrooms into virtual escape rooms where students work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges as a team. In the process; developing life skills that help them think and act for themselves.

Project technologies used:

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Timeline of African American Music

Timeline of African American Music

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall presents the remarkable diversity of African American music, revealing the unique characteristics of each genre and style, from the earliest folk traditions to present-day popular music.

Project technologies used:

Helping New Zealand Succeed.

Helping New Zealand Succeed.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise is the government's international business development agency. Their job is to support exporters in order to grow a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Project technologies used:

Scam the scammers

Scam the scammers

Netsafe

Re:scam was developed to help people from becoming fraud victims by wasting scammers time with a never-ending series of questions and anecdotes so that scammers have less time pursuing real people.

Project technologies used:

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Australasia's first video-on-demand mobile apps

Australasia's first video-on-demand mobile apps

TVNZ

Teaming with video platform leader Brightcove to deliver the world's first solution of its kind for smartphones and tablets.

Project technologies used:

Basement Theatre

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Fight for Territory

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SKY Unsullied

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Buzzdial

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