Michael Schmidt


I am a Brisbane-based developer with a passion for building cloud-based web applications.


  • React
  • AWS Lambda
  • AWS CloudFront
  • AWS s3

A valentines inspired project that uses an NFC-enabled, miniature 'message in a bottle' gift as 'key' to a web experience.

Activating the NFC chip in the bottle with a phone, the user is taken to a single-page web experience (built in React) with a unique authorisation token provided by the NFC chip token in the bottle.

Swiping the cork off the bottle triggers music playback and reveals a user-specific message that is fetched by hitting an AWS Lambda function with the NFC chip auth token.

Project Credits
  • Design: Myself
  • Development: Myself


Romeo Digital — Front End Developer

July 2017 – Current

Technologies Used

  • AWS S3
  • Docker
  • Socket.io
  • Electron
  • Vue.js
  • GraphQL
  • Mongoose/MongoDB
  • Node.js
  • Gulp
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce

QUT — Sessional Academic Tutor

January 2016 – July 2017

Margin Media — Lead Developer

July 2015 – June 2017

Technologies Used

  • Gulp
  • ES6
  • WordPress
  • ACF
  • WooCommerce
  • cPanel