Andrew Ballard (AB)

Andrew Ballard (AB)

Melbourne, Australia

19 Roles 8 Sites 11 Colleagues


Mild-mannered Master Data Consultant to corporate retailers by day – founder of and @allroundniceguy by night.

Equal parts designer, developer and strategist, AB is the proverbial digital polymath.



Jan 2014 —


Data Specialists/Tech Writers


Jan 2014 —


Jan 2014 — Admin

Classic Quotes

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life – Steve Jobs, 2005

Well done!

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Am I being paranoid - or not paranoid enough?


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Ask me anything!

Chris Wallwork 5 months ago

re: — How did you settle on CakePHP as a framework? Reply

Andrew Ballard (AB) SUPERSTAR 5 months ago

Hey thanks Chris, it's an old favourite of mine - I'd been using it since it was in it's early stages. It's the most MVC/RubyonRails-like of the PHP frameworks. A lot of things it just does for free, or with a single line of code. And after 5 years, there's now a really decent community and great resources to help find out the tricky questions! Reply/Comment

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