Dr Jevon Wright

Curriculum Vitae – November 2021

I am a passionate, talented, and high-EQ software engineer, architect, teacher, researcher, and people-centered leader, with fourteen years experience in delivering software and leading communities.

Contact Details

Member of
InternetNZ (2010–), IITP (formerly NZSC, 2010–)


Mental Health First Aid
CoLiberate, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 –
Provide First Aid - Level 2
St John, Wellington, New Zealand
Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2
Community Education Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
2007 – 2011
Ph.D. (Computer Science)
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Title: A Modelling Language for Rich Internet Applications
2002 – 2005
B.Eng. (Software Engineering) with First Class Honours
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Open Source Contributions

Notable projects
simplectest (2005), IAML (2008), JWebUnit (2008), html2text (2008),
openclerk (2013), statgit2 (2016), html2_ruby (2016)

Recent Employment History

2019 –

I am currently leading an internal team of six in the requirements capture, technical architecture, development, and deployment of our internal component library and design system “APL”. This design system is being used by hundreds of developers and operators across our three markets.

2013 –

CryptFolio is a global platform for traders, developers, fund managers, and businesses to manage and report on cryptocurrencies. As sole founder, I have been responsible for the design, development, deployment, maintenance, marketing, and strategy for the company.

2015 – 2017
  • Senior Developer, Team Lead
  • Powershop
  • Wellington, New Zealand

Over three years I held the roles of Senior Software Developer, Team Lead, and then Functional Lead, for our suite of public and in-house software products for global energy markets. Operating in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK; later rebranded to Flux Federation.

2014 – 2015

Full-stack software developer for a number of local and community projects across New Zealand. This included being the key developer for the Christchurch Journey Planner; the Fish4All Android application; the Retail NZ website; and various smaller projects. Rabid Technologies have now rebranded to Ackama.

2011 – 2014
  • Open Source Software Developer
  • Massey University
  • Palmerston North, New Zealand

Lead Developer on the World Bank-funded One Health project, helping researchers in seven South Asia countries communicate and collaborate on epidemiology research, using two custom web platforms (based on Alfresco and Drupal).

Selected Talks

“Some lessons from 15 months of running a startup,” Code Camp Wellington
“Calculating your crypto income tax,” BlockchainNZ Wellington
“Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies,” NetHui
“Monsters invade Wellington: A collaborative short story,” Rails Girls Wellington

Selected Publications

J. Wright, “A Modelling Language for Rich Internet Applications,”
Ph.D. Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand.
J. Wright and J. Dietrich, “Non-Monotonic Model Completion in Web Application Engineering,” in Proceedings of the 21st Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2010), Auckland, New Zealand.

Selected Community Activities

2018 –
2017 –
  • Mentor, Winter Mentor
2016 – 2019
  • Member, Sex & Gender Diverse Working Group, CCDHB
2015 –
  • Treasurer, Outerspaces Charitable Trust
  • Volunteer, Naming New Zealand
2014 – 2017
  • Organiser and Volunteer, Rails Girls Wellington
  • Facilitator, Tranzform Wellington
2012 – 2014
  • Moderator, /r/starcraft
2010 – 2013
  • Program Committee, AI Mashup Challenge