This month we'd like to introduce our SharePoint specialist Ali Duncan. Ali develops SharePoint sites, including branding and workflow. Her role at Stratos also includes training, testing and documentation. She also uses her design skills to support Stratos' marketing team.
She's a self-taught web developer, starting with WordPress. Her interest in technology started back in primary school playing video games. Ali didn't like the look of the pages and so taught herself how to change the cascading stylesheet (CSS). She's never looked back.
"What something looks like really matters. It's also important to get the right combination of design elements working together," says Ali.
"Unlike other workplaces, at Stratos, stress doesn't seem to spread and so no one gets down about things. I've found everyone to be really supportive."
When not at work, she enjoys doing drawing, writing, weaving and designing her dream home. She also enjoys studying animal behaviour and the natural world, and is creating a curiosity collection. If she wasn't carrying an injury she'd be pursuing her kickboxing too. You can often find her camping, tramping and hunting with her partner in Arthur's Pass and the Craigieburn Forest.