Thomas Pettit began developing software as a hobby. He changed tracks from being a truck driver to being a software developer by earning a graduation degree in software development at the age of 35. He taught basic computers in a community adult education centre in Melbourne for 2 years before commencing his software development career. Tom has worked for several government agencies including defense, law enforcement, and transport as well as large and small private businesses. Tom has mentored several up and coming software developers during his career and takes great joy in assisting others to improve their skills and further their career prospects.