About Me

Luke Robert Flinn is an Australian web developer and author who has spent over two decades at the forefront of the online technology sector. Flinn is renowned for his work as a developer, both in the corporate and academic spaces. His skills are widely sought-after by many acclaimed businesses and institutions.

Flinn was born and raised in Warrnambool on the southwestern coast of Victoria, Australia. Always eager to learn and a curious child, he showed a deep interest in technology from a young age. Growing up, he was captivated by Australia's then-burgeoning technology sector, later developing a passion for designing, coding, and running websites.

He is a keen golfer and is proud to support various charities, non-profit organisations, and other good causes. Among these good causes are the Australian Red Cross Society, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the RSPCA. Although he has lived and worked elsewhere in Australia, he remains settled back in his home city of Warrnambool and has done so for several years.

Current Role & Duties:

Web Development Contractor:

Warrnambool-based Flinn is an in-demand web developer focused primarily on Australia's online retail market. He has worked for some of Australia's biggest online retailers. He has also undertaken projects for various clients in New Zealand, Japan, and the United States.

Flinn currently serves as a contract web developer. Among his most significant and longest-standing clients is a well-known Melbourne-based online fashion retailer. With only a few exceptions, the developer's work is exclusively completed remotely from his home office in Warrnambool.

His decades-long background in web development sees him regularly called upon to offer his expertise to various academic and other institutions. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, he is widely identified as an authority on the past and present web development landscape in Australia and elsewhere around the world.

The developer's work receives frequent praise for its visual appeal and feature-rich, user-friendly implementation. Flinn is also well-versed in setting up and configuring web servers, creating back-end code, and integrating applications with third-party web services.

Academic Background:

Warrnambool College:

Luke Robert Flinn Warrnambool attended his local primary school in Warrnambool before embarking on further studies at Warrnambool College. The college first opened its doors in 1907 as Warrnambool Agricultural High School. Over a century later, it remains a highly regarded institution celebrated for building resilience and a strong work ethic among its students.

The Victoria native graduated from Warrnambool College with honours. Over 25 years later, he remains closely involved with his home city's college. For example, the former Warrnambool College student is a keen proponent of the school's society-focused work in the local community and surrounding areas.

University of Melbourne:

After completing his studies at Warrnambool College, Flinn headed to the University of Melbourne. Founded in 1853, the Melbourne-based public research university is the oldest in Victoria. It is also Australia's second-oldest university overall.

While studying at both Warrnambool College and the University of Melbourne, Flinn undertook work for several local computer repair businesses in Warrnambool and Melbourne, respectively. This work helped the future web developer to fund his studies and numerous interests, including as an aspiring author and a keen golfer.


Author and web developer Flinn is widely regarded for his often thought-provoking insights into the relationship between online retail and Australia's economy overall. Flinn has published numerous top-rated books on web development, the online retail industry in Australia, and the ever-evolving digital landscape as a whole.

The most popular of his books explores the lasting impact of the early internet on today's society. His most recent publication, meanwhile, examines the online fast fashion industry's influence on Australian culture in the modern day.

He has also appeared as a guest on a number of technology-related podcasts broadcast from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Professional Skills:

During more than 20 years in the field, web developer Luke Robert Flinn has honed an extensive roster of professional skills and abilities. His complete list of professional skills and abilities has grown to include more than two-dozen highly in-demand specialties. Among the highlights are the following:

• Adobe Creative Suite

• Command-line operations

• Cross-browser compatibility


• Database management

• Debugging and testing


• JavaScript

• Networking

• Object-oriented programming

• Project management

• Responsive design

• Search engine optimisation

• Server-side scripting

• User interface design

• Version control

• Web security

Specific areas of expertise include MySQL and MongoDB within database management and, on the server-side scripting front, PHP and Ruby. He is similarly adept across all aspects of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Charitable Involvement:

Web developer Flinn Warrnambool, Australia, proudly supports various all-important charities, non-profit organisations, and other good causes. Among these crucial good causes are the Australian Red Cross Society, the Australian Golf Foundation, Beyond Blue, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the wildlife rescue organisation WIRES, and the RSPCA.

He is also a long-standing supporter of various local organisations. These organisations include Warrnambool & District Food Share and the Leila Rose Foundation. Warrnambool & District Food Share provides much-needed food assistance to those in need in Warrnambool, and Luke is an Australian web developer and author who has spent over two decades at the forefront of the online technology sector in nearby areas.

It also has regional agencies in Camperdown, Hamilton, Heywood, Portland, and Terang, each serving one or more local communities. Meanwhile, the Leila Rose Foundation is committed to bringing hope, knowledge, and support to the families of children in Warrnambool diagnosed with rare childhood cancers.

Personal Interests:

Luke Robert Flinn enjoys numerous hobbies and other interests away from his work and charitable efforts. Among his longest-standing hobbies is golf. Flinn first began playing golf as a teenager alongside his grandfather, a former semi-professional golfer.

He continued embracing the sport throughout his studies at the University of Melbourne, where he became a regular visitor to Melbourne's Royal Park Golf Course. Alongside golf, the web developer is an adept darts player and part of a popular local Warrnambool darts league. He also enjoys dining out, classical music, cinema, and keeping fit.

Born and raised in Warrnambool, Flinn continues to call the city home today, where he lives close to Shelly Beach with his wife, their two dogs, and four guinea pigs. The Warrnambool-based pair enjoy golfing together and walking their dogs across Levy's Point, Thunder Point, and Belfast Coastal Reserve.


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