Star Student Transforms Legacy IT Systems

Entering university unsure of where your career pathway will lead is a common feeling for past and current students alike, but a passion for helping others propelled honours student, Joseph Nutt, towards accolades and industry employment pre-graduation from his Bachelor in Engineering (Software) degree.

“Like most, I finished high school really unsure what the future would hold for me. I didn’t have a clear picture of where I was headed but I always knew I wanted to be involved in something that helped others,” says Joseph.

Recognising a need within smaller organisations, Joseph’s honours thesis looks at how old legacy IT systems can be easily transformed into cloud solutions where organisations are financially incapable of complete redevelopments of their technology.

Now in his final year, while completing his honours, Joseph is a consultant for Chamonix IT Solutions and has received the Max Clark Prize in Science and Engineering.

The Max Clark Prize in Science and Engineering is awarded to the top five students with at least a distinction average in their previous two years of study, and are commencing an honours degree. A humble recipient, Joseph can already see the impact of the Prize on his career, “I never expected to receive any recognition but since receiving the Max Clark Prize in Science and Engineering I have had increased exposure to professionals in my field, which has led to some really exciting conversations for my future.”

Advancing his knack for providing solutions to those in need, Joseph’s ultimate career goal is to develop technology that empowers people with disabilities to engage in social computer gaming. He says, “Gaming is a hobby close to my heart and something I would like everyone to have a chance of experiencing.”