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Behind the scenes with a smart card - Gisborne Herald

Wellington commuters are used to a “smart” card to tap on and tap off on the capital's public transport system. And from next week young Gisborne man Vikrant Mills will be one of the brains helping those commuters get from A to B.


Vikrant has graduated from a 13-week online computer technology course at Taiki E, through Gisborne's Dev Academy. Fresh out of study he has secured a year-long paid internship with Snapper.


It will be his first tech job, and he will be working as a software developer with the Wellington-based firm on databases and “delivering the data so the front-end team can deliver it to the customer,” he said. Snapper Services created the system for New Zealand, which is based on small-value payments using contactless smart cards.


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