Henry Nguyen combined his love of technology and the arts in his study of Business Information Technology and Digital Design at Curtin University, following his graduation from the Carramar Campus in 2010.

“This course enabled me to combine the best of both worlds and ultimately led me to web development where I could utilise those skillsets,” Henry said.

Henry started his career working at a local web development agency as a web developer where he worked on various projects from brochure websites for industrial companies to building an app for the Department of Health, which was a task he lists among his biggest achievements.

“The work was contracted to my agency and I was fortunate enough to be the lead developer… it was essentially a custom logic-based survey that enabled doctors to capture patient data regarding their food allergies.”

“At first, I was hesitant to take on the project as I didn’t have the self-confidence to deliver the requirements. Ultimately, I challenged myself and it gave me the confidence knowing that I could achieve anything I set my mind to.”

More recently, Henry has used his development skills alongside his passion for tennis to drive a personal project.

“There are over 250 leagues available in both singles and doubles Australia-wide… I’ve been working on a self-driven Software as a Service (SaaS) product that essentially offers the service of facilitating tennis matches for those who don’t want to commit or have time to play in clubs,” Henry explained.

His venture is known as Flexi Tennis Leagues and can be explored here: https://flexitennisleagues.com.au/

“Being a developer is challenging, you constantly face issues and need to produce solutions to meet requirements… at the same time, it’s very rewarding when you overcome those challenges.”

“I didn’t plan out to become a web engineer. In retrospect, I studied what I was interested in and had a passion for and ultimately it led me to web development. 

“I love the fact that I am able to use my skillsets to engineer something that I am passionate about, for instance my tennis application.

“It’s all about believing in yourself – don’t be discouraged if you don’t yet know what you want to do in life.

“Just focus on what you’re passionate about and eventually things will come together for you.”