Our Staff

Colin Kelly is the Managing Director of Softwest Software.

Prior to founding Softwest Software, Colin, spent 7 years with CAZ Software both in Client Support and in Product Development. Colin has been supporting users of CAZ, RM Education (Asia Pacific) and Civica Education Maze databases since 1988 and has developed procedures and routines to assist clients upgrading to newer versions.

Colin has also been writing Microsoft Access database solutions since version 1.0 was released in 1992 and has MS Access turn-key solutions running on mining sites through Australia, Indonesia,  PNG, Jamaica and Chile.

Colin’s experience in software development, small business management, the retail industry and education sector enables him to bring a high level of expertise and insight to project management, database design, support and training.

Jo Kelly is a Director of Softwest Software and Manager of the Softlink Australia and All Barcodes Australia agencies in WA.

Jo has been taking care of WA schools since 1998 during which time she has been involved in sales and after sales services including demonstrations, data management, library training and user groups.

Jo’s background in teaching and librarianship enables her to identify closely with school requirements when delivering training services, implementing school library software upgrades or communicating with user groups..

Craig Devlin is a Software Developer at Softwest Software and jointly responsible for Softwest’s Helpdesk services as well as occasional onsite support. Craig’s problem solving skills and helpful manner are regularly praised by clients.

Craig joined Softwest in 2005 after completing studies in Software Development and Systems Analysis & Design. He has quickly become a valuable team member with a variety of interests including databases, systems analysis & design, programming and software applications. Craig has continued to expanded his knowledge by attending courses in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft .NET Framework and eMaze.

Craig designed the eMail system which is now part of the standard Maze /Geni program. Softwest Software sold the original eMail configuration, schema changes, display screens and reports to Civica Education (then called CAZ Software). The email module has since been enhanced with the RM Communication Module and SMS support.

Craig has continued to expand his skills configuring and installing eGeni at Royal Perth Golf Club and eMaze at Swan Christian Schools Association, Santa Maria College, Iona Presentation College, Corpus Christi College and Mandurah Baptist College. He has also installed Maze Markbook at Corpus Christi College and Mandurah Baptist College.

In July 2014 Craig created 6 new virtual Windows File Servers (version 2012 R2) to replace the VMWare server that were setup by Peter Kelly in 2009 (see below). Our server sw-sql has Microsoft SQL Server 2012 installed for our internal use.

Craig created a legacy website server which our www.softwest.net.au (and www.softwest.com.au) website previoulsy ran on. This website is a Drupal website written by Peter Kelly. Colin re-wrote this in WordPress in February 2017 having gained experience in writing in WordPress for his running club www.perthhash.com .

Craig is now working at Catholic Education WA on the AoS Project.

Peter Kelly is an independent Software Engineer and assisted Softwest Software with special projects. Peter wrote a browser interface for our internal Geni program to allow our staff to enter timesheets into Geni through a browser interface. It renders automatically on mobile devices such as the iPhone. The program is called iEnter.

Peter was previously managing the virtualisation of our file servers at Softwest Software. We had 4 virtual Windows 2008 R2 servers running under a host VMWare on a rack mounted Dell R715 server with 16 processors, 32GB RAM and over 1TB hard disk space with Raid 5.

Peter Kelly is currently working as a Solutions Architect and Business Analyst with Turner & Townsend Thinc.