App-lause for work

Queen­stown talent at dig­i­tal fore­front

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

He may be an Emmy win­ner but Queen­stown mo­bile app de­vel­oper Stu Sharpe still has to take out the rubbish ev­ery Mon­day night.

Catch­ing up with the Mir­ror since his re­turn from New York and the heady heights of the Emmy’s last week, Sharpe said that while friends and fam­ily were thrilled for him, lit­tle else had changed.

‘‘The kids weren’t as ex­cited to see me on TV as ev­ery­one else was.’’

In fac­tMumKirsty Sharpe was so ex­cited and so busy ring­ing ev­ery­one she knew with the news last Wed­nes­day that her son couldn’t even get through to her.

Sharpe was part of the An­i­ma­tion Re­search team be­hind the of­fi­cial Amer­ica’s Cup app which won the sports Emmy for out­stand­ing new ap­proaches for sports event cov­er­age cat­e­gory in the award.

The group col­lab­o­rated on the app and Sharpe was keen to see more IT pro­fes­sion­als in Queen­stown work to­gether.

‘‘I’m sure there’s other Queen­stown people in the tech­nol­ogy sec­tor who are work­ing away in Queen­stown and we don’t know who they are. If we col­lab­o­rate more we can pull off more re­sults like this,’’ he said.

He en­cour­aged oth­ers to make con­tact with the Queen­stown Tech­nol­ogy Group.

Photo: MARC BRYAN-BROWN

Win­ning app: Ian Burns and Jimmy Sp­ithill of Or­a­cle Team USA, An­i­mated Re­search’s John Ren­dall, Queen­stown based Can­non­ball mo­bile app de­vel­oper Stu Sharpe and Mov­ing Pixel owner Nathan Martin, were thrilled to ac­cept anEm­my­for their of­fi­cial Amer­ica’s Cup app last week.

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