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Today is the 326th day of the year
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On this day in: 1963

Frank Zappa once said:

My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.



Personal statement

I have developed systems in both commercial and academic environments, using a variety of technologies. I have also been an experienced, qualified teacher and supporter of teaching activity in the HE sector. I have dealt successfully with clients of many types and am able to accept responsibility, adapt and work within rapidly changing environments, both individually and as a part of a larger team.

Other Information

  • Full, clean UK driving licence.

  • ITIL v3 Foundation qualified (April 2017)

  • University of Hull PgCert in Management in Higher Education
    2011

  • University of Hull PgCert in Research Training
    2016

  • I am a member of Wikimedia UK

I also maintain a hub page at about.me, which includes links to my other social networking data, including LinkedIn, ORCID and academia.edu, inter alia

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Education


PgC in Research Training

University of Hull

2016

as part of

PhD in Digital Media

ongoing

MSc Information Technology

Teesside University

1994-1995

BSc (Hons) Physics

Collingwood College, Durham University

1988-1991

Professional Memberships


Chartered Memebership (MBCS CITP)

British Computer Society

2004-

Professional Membership

Association of Computer Machinery

2008-

ACM vCard


Employment


IS Specialist (Web)

May 2016 -

Durham University

Computing & Information Services

I work in the University's Web Team, developing and maintaining a variety of applications across a wide range of user groups and interests

Durham Staff Profile page


Academic Support Specialist

November 1999 - May 2016

University of Hull, Scarborough Campus

Teaching & academic support for a number of UG and PG modules; design of courses, preparation of teaching materials and assessment. Management of dedicated network provision, and technical support for selected academic and research activities.


Web Design Consultant

May 1997 - October 1999

Onyx Internet

Work on both internal and external projects for a wide range of customers, from small businesses to local government and similar sized organizations (e.g LSCs). This work was a mix of development and client-facing activity

skills


Technical Skills

  • HTML/XML/Mark up Languages: Experience of various generations of HTML since mid-1990s. Have also worked with XML/XSLT, UX design and usability and accessibility standards such as WCAG and WAI.

  • Programing Languages: Mostly now using PHP and JAvascript (node.js), but also a mix of other languages such as Lua, Python, Ruby, bash and Swift (specifically for iOS programming). Also have some experience with C, C++, Objective C, Java & Perl.

  • Networking: TCP/IP networking and associated network protocols and applications including DNS, DHCP in multi-platform environments. Some use of analysis tools such as Wireshark, tcpdump and snort.

  • Web/Application Servers: Administration, installation and maintenance of mainly Apache 1.3 and 2.x in Unix/Linux and Windows environments. Currently supporting and developing for Mediawiki+MySQL, including bot and extension construction. Knowledge and experience of RESTful setups and SOAs.

  • Operating Systems: Most current experience focused around Mac OS X, but have also supported multi-server Fedora and Ubuntu setups, including previous setups for 50+ client Linux and Mac OS X labs.

  • Other Systems: DBA for teaching purposes, mainly using PostgresSQL although I have also used MySQL to a lesser degree.

Communication

Experience of preparing and delivering teaching materials, technical reports and briefing documents and other written content. Presenting material for a variety of audiences, including lectures, seminars and laboratory teaching. Client-facing skills in previous commercial and current project work.

Intellectual

Have demonstrated, in work and research, the ability to work effectively and constructively, both in teams and alone, managing my own workload and time. Have often had to self-train quickly when learning new skills, then teach or train others.