David Ross Weeden: CV

Thursday 6 November 2003

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Graduate.Graduate.Personal

Address: 28 Compton Street Grangetown CARDIFF CF11 6SX UK

Home Phone: 029 20 634988

I can also be contacted using this contact form.

Overview

I have been designing and developing websites, first on a voluntary basis, and now professionally for around three years now. I am a self-motivated, self starter, and graduate of Cardiff University, with wide ranging experience, gained by working in many fields of employment in Edinburgh, London, and Cardiff.

I have a full, clean driving licence, and would be prepared to travel for the right job.

Objectives At the moment, to develop my skills and gain useful experience, especially in web development. In the longer term, to concentrate more on C++, Perl or whatever emerges to replace them.

Skills HTML (& DHTML, XHTML), JavaScript, PHP, Perl, COBOL, Pascal, C++. I am experienced in Microsoft Word, Works, Photoshop 5. My system at home runs Windows ME, and Linux, and I used Apple Macintoshes at university. I have used Macromedia's Dreamweaver, although I prefer to handwrite my code.

Date of birth: 9 April 1962.

Psychology.Psychology.Education

Works in progress.Works in progress.Current Employment

At present, I am working as a self employed consultant, updating and maintaining websites I have created.

Recent projects include improving the code in the Beta to Alpha versions of a freely distributed PHP program that feeds spambots (webcrawlers which search for email addresses) with a potentially unlimited number of fake addresses.

I am presently working on a content management system (CMS). At present this includes a script to clean up HTML written with Microsoft Word, and a script to display the pages that recent visitors came from. I am presently developing a suite that updates a site from a browser.

Webmaster.Webmaster.Sites Developed

Sites I have developed include:

Employment.Employment.Past Employment

I have also done temporary work for agencies, most recently New Directions, St Mary Street, Cardiff, (029 2039 0150) and Office Angels, St David's Link, Cardiff (029 2038 2782).

DatesEmployerDuties, Responsibilities
Sep 1997- Aug 1998Companies House, Cardiff.Office work; plus shared responsibility for rotas, and deliveries. I also served on a committee on planned restructuring.
Feb 1997 - Sep1997Benefits Agency, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff.Finance administration, inputting data on a PC, - responsible for stock control of benefit cheques.
Nov 1994 - Mar 1995 and Apr 1995 - Apr 1996Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff.Dealing with customer queries, by post and phone. Temporary posts: the break was due to termination of one contract and the start of another.
Aug 1994- Nov1994Research & Marketing, East Canal Wharf, CardiffTelephone Market Researcher.
1991-1994Student at University of Wales, CardiffWhile studying I held many part-time and temporary jobs, including clerical work, bar work, working in a university library and a health food shop, plus gardening, furniture removal and whatever paid.
May 1987 - Aug1991Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys, LondonExecutive Officer. Managing staff, organising deadlines, meetings etc., dealing with public during 1991 census. Union organiser and vice chair.

Before that, I have worked for agencies in London, in Edinburgh University Library, travelled around Europe and North Africa, and studied physics.

Volunteer.Volunteer.Voluntary Work

I have helped BTCV Cymru (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Wales) in developing their website.

I have done voluntary work as an 'appropriate adult' with Cardiff County Council Youth Justice Team. This entailed attending police interviews with juvenile offenders whose parents either could not attend or chose not to.

Hobbies.Hobbies.Hobbies

Refs.Refs.References

Available on request.

Calum MacIntosh, South East Wales Manager, BTCV Cymru, The Conservation Centre, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7JJ 02920 634900 c.macintosh@btcv.org.uk

Judith Bevan, Director, Environment Wales, Princes Trust Offices, 120 Broadway, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ judithbe@princes-trust.org.uk

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