My 15 years in IT have been varied and at times turbulent but at least I have had the opportunity to meet lots of people, working in varied buisiness areas and travel to Kansas City and Jersey! So now I am one of the many unemployed in the recession and I intend to use this as an opportunity to find a new position. I have started every job in my life with the intention of staying and building up my value, skills and relationships within the company. Hopefully the next one will be where I can settle and really make my mark.
Active in London Science Fiction Fandom. Participates in a regular role-playing group and enjoys London Film Festivals.
Oct 2010 - Present
Attempted to reverse engineer SoThin's Thin Client software and create a Linux version using C++ and the wxWidgets GUI toolkit. Now working on a Linux installation package.
Nov 2002 - Aug 2008
Aug 2000 - Nov 2001
Aug 1997 - Aug 2000
Developer on client critical path projects for British Gas (9 months) and Ford Motor company (2 years and 3 months). For British Gas I worked on an application that stored customer electrical meter readings and converted the aggregated data into amounts to be reconciled with the electricity suppliers. After working as an analyst developer for the development phase I then became a member of the client acceptance test team and then spent 6 weeks providing support for initial live technical issues and organising project documentation for client archiving. Work was in C and Oracle on Unix.
1998 - 2000
Ford Motor Company