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 two decades' experience in delivering software and leading communities.

Contact Details

Member of
InternetNZ (2010–), IT Professionals NZ (2010–), NZGDA (2021–)


2021 –
Xero Advisor certified
Xero Central
2015 –
Provide First Aid - Level 2
St John, Wellington, New Zealand
Advanced Developing on AWS
AWS Training and Certification
Mental Health First Aid
CoLiberate, Wellington, New Zealand
Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2
Community Education Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
2007 – 2011
Ph.D. (Computer Science)
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 – 2021
  • Solutions Architect
  • Xero
  • Wellington, New Zealand

As the key architect for a major, all-of-Xero digital transformation, I supported Xeros working on the modernisation of hundreds of components around the globe. Provided visualised clarity, framing of the future, and bridging between worlds. Supported the development of a new Architecture Practice (EA) team.

2019 – 2019

Led an internal team of six in the requirements capture, technical architecture, development, and deployment of an internal component library and design system “APL”. This design system is used by hundreds of developers and operators across 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.

Selected Talks

Guest lecturer, SWEN 225 Software Design, Victoria University of Wellington
“Studio Wizards: Unlocking the Game Dev World” (panel), NZGDC 2023
“Indie game production 101,” Code Camp Wellington
“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

2019 –
  • Musician (bass, drums), Various Wellington community theatres
2017 –
  • Mentor, Winter Mentor
2015 – 2021
  • Treasurer, Outerspaces Charitable Trust
  • Volunteer, Naming New Zealand
2018 – 2019
2016 – 2019
  • Member, Sex & Gender Diverse Working Group, CCDHB
2014 – 2017
  • Organiser and Volunteer, Rails Girls Wellington
  • Facilitator, Tranzform Wellington
2012 – 2014
  • Moderator, /r/starcraft
2010 – 2013
  • Program Committee, AI Mashup Challenge