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Introducing Gabriel: our new Junior Developer

Gabriel Bell Echoview Software
3 June, 2024

We are pleased to welcome Gabriel Bell as a Junior Developer to the Echoview Software team. Gabe is a young, local Tasmanian with a background in data science. He completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania in 2023, where he studied a range of statistics, calculus and programming units.

“I studied data science because I was inspired by its power to create positive outcomes for people and the environment with only small changes to decision making.”

During his degree, Gabe started learning how to dance salsa at the TUSA Social Dance Society (a university club). “I fell in love with partner dancing and became a volunteer, DJ and board member for the society over three years. I had lots of fun curating themed mixes for parties and events (one of which was an “Under the Sea” party).

During the university summer breaks, he also worked in a fruit packing factory where he eventually became responsible for supervising the packaging production and presentation.

Gabe is excited to join the Development team at Echoview Software.

“I see my career at Echoview as an opportunity to simultaneously work on interesting technical problems and support positive environmental outcomes. I am lucky to be in a software development job with a tangible impact and to be able to apply my skills in both formal mathematics and programming."

“I take pride knowing that I am working on software which is being used to support sustainable fishing and understand marine ecosystems. I admire Echoview’s commitment to supporting researchers and academics by providing student licenses for the software.”

“Personally, I am excited about how Echoview can be used to analyze the efficacy and impacts of artificial reefs. Its automated algorithms for quantifying fish length, depth, geographic location, and swim direction can make impact assessment of these reefs quicker and more efficient. I think this is important as environmental change continues and more intervention is required.”

Outside of work Gabe loves landscape and urban photography, which he has been doing for 6 years. He particularly enjoys going on bush walks and taking photographs of streams and waterfalls. Gabe recently returned from an overland trip across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, taking photos of everything from cityscape, wildlife, landscape and street photography.

“I enjoy all things dancing. Since starting with salsa, I have now learned parts of bachata, kizomba and zouk. For the last three years, I have also been fanatically playing an arcade game called Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), which challenges players to follow the rhythm of fast-paced songs with their feet.”

Welcome to the team Gabe!

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