Hi! I'm Ashley Schroder, the head software engineer at World Wide Access, a company that exports New Zealand products to the world.
I'm an active member of the Magento community, contributing open source extensions to Magento Connect and sharing my Magento experiences through my blog, aschroder.com. You can find helpful tips and advice there on a wide range of Magento development issues.
I am also a keen participant at the Auckland Magento User Group, an active, growing group of Magento users. We meet monthly and discuss Magento development, store optimizing and user interface improvements (and drink beer and eat pizza!).
My educational background is in computer science and maths and I have experience with enterprise software engineering on a variety of open-source platforms. I'm a keen Mac user, recently weened almost entirely off my Linux desktop.