Zac Hardman

Zac Hardman

Building Blackbird
IT & Project Analyst

This Blackbird has flown the nest. You can get in touch with them below.

About Me

I grew up in NW Tassie and spend as much time as I can with family or hiking in the mountains. I've travelled through 20+ countries and hope to visit the US and Iceland.

During weeknights you'll find me working on my side projects Outdoor Gear Comparison and No Code College.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” - Dr Seuss

What do you do at Blackbird?

I started out as a no-code developer building and maintaining community platforms like the Lilypad talent board and our Giants mentoring program for upcoming founders. I worked with tools such as airtable, zapier, softr, jotform, whalesync, memberstack, make and webflow to build webapps and websites. 18 Months in transferred to IT helping support our service desk and maintaining our automations and website.

What did you do before Blackbird?

I spent 7 years at a tractor and agricultural machinery dealership in Tasmania working across inventory control and sales admin. I was lucky enough to get a lot of experience in a short time through numerous role adaptions as the business changed. My favourite part of the role was building tools and systems to make people's jobs easier and more efficient, which is what I do now, just with different programs. While I was there I completed a degree in business management through Swinburne online. I've also had a short stint at an antique store, and even ran a market stall selling second hand Dr Martens.

What ideas are you excited by right now?

I am excited by developments in the medical space with the introduction of AI into different technologies like medical imaging and protein mapping. I believe that AI is going to greatly improve our understanding of human biology and unlock new treatments as well as democratise healthcare across the globe.

What do you believe that others do not?

Businesses have an obligation to society and the environment beyond hiring staff and recycling their office paper. Businesses have the power to be the greatest vehicle for climate and social change. Imagine a world where every business gave 1% to 10% of profits to great causes.

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