John Okely

Engineering Manager at HealthEngine.

  • Web and systems developer.
  • Technology conference speaker.
  • Lifetime learner of Computer Science and Business Administration.



Engineering Manager

  • Scrum & Kanban
  • Radical Candour
  • Teams of 3-6
  • PHP, React.js & JQuery


Analyst Developer

  • Backend & frontend development
  • PHP programming
  • Review of contributed code
  • Presentations of new features & new ideas at Moodle conferences


Associate Programmer

  • Backend development
  • Perl programming
  • Systems analysis
  • Requirements gathering

The Fathering Project

SEO Specialist/Content Manager

  • Wordpress
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Graphic Design
  • PHP Programming



  • Unix
  • Visual Studio
  • Git
  • Subversion (SVN)
  • Wordpress
  • Atlassian Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence
  • Microsoft Office

Other Skills

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Public speaking

Development Skills

  • PHP
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • SQL - cross DB
  • Perl
  • React.js
  • Python
  • C#

Conference Speaking

John speaking at Startup Weekend Perth

Startup Weekend, Perth


John speaking about VR

Moodle Moot AU 2017, Sydney

Virtual Reality in Education

John speaking about LTI

Moodle Moot US 2016, Los Angeles

The Future of Education - LTI

John speaking about gamification

Moodle Moot AU 2015, Melbourne

Gamify your Moodle



  • Personal tech / wearables
  • Drones
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning
  • Virtual reality
  • Gamification


  • Piano & cello
  • Music production
  • Triathlon: running, swimming, cycling
  • Gymnastics & body building
  • Fiction & script writing
  • Photography & cinematography
  • Growing food / urban farming

Social Media



Computer Science

Murdoch's Computer Science course provides students with a thorough understanding of the theory, methods and systems used by the information technology industry, with a particular focus on the application of computer systems and software used in problem solving complex issues.

Business Administration

Murdoch offers a Masterclass course to the top 10% of students across all disciplines. The course studies a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, and it is designed to develop the analytical skills that are needed to make reliable business decisions, and provide insight into the way organisations are managed.

Games Technology

Murdoch's Games Technology course provides students with a thorough understanding of the theory, design and programming techniques needed to produce all kinds of software including games.

Certified ScrumMaster Seal

Certified ScrumMaster

The Certified ScrumMaster is the most globally recognised Agile certification, governed by the Scrum Alliance. This certification demonstrates a clear understanding of Scrum values, key Scrum practices and how to apply them. A Certified ScrumMaster helps Scrum Teams perform at their highest level.

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