|Career and Skills:
|Employment History :
|Career synopsis :
I started my professional IT career within Greenwich Council as an ICL VME/B mainframe operator.
After one year I moved from operations into software development where I developed applications on a McDonald Douglas Reality server.
The IT directorate within Greenwich Council was then outsourced to a Facilities Management company called CFM. I was TUPEd from Greenwich council to CFM. CFM was then consolidated into ICL.
I then got involved in supporting ICL's Housing Management system written in Ingres 6.4. ICL then sold their software portfolio to Anite PLC. I was once again TUPEd -this time from ICL to Anite PLC. I was offered a mutual settlement after 4 months and ceased being their employee in August 2001.
I have used Perl to write parser programs to extract data from Microsoft Access 2, Access97, SQLserver 6.5, Excel, Paradox4 & 5, using DSN/ODBC and screen scrapers
|Web skills Overview :
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Have also won a support contract giving advice & guidance for approx 20 voluntary groups based within the Greenwich borough.
Also numerous Virtual Tour clients and internet consultancy clients.
I own and run a number of community related web sites :
2002 to 2013 I have developed a number of websites for SMEs and created virtual tours, and continue to do so.
In 2013 I started a long term partnership to develop the MacroDigest project - I worked on that for 2 years. This has since been redeveloped by a third party that has more AI knowledge then myself.
In 2015 I started a long term partnership with Renewable Strategy to develop wind farm software - I am still committed to this project.
As a boy I served for 9 years in the Boys' Brigade and aquired the Queens award. For the past 13 years I have served as a volunteer and now an Officer in the Boys' Brigade. I have also developed several websites for Boys' Brigade companies, the London Stedfast Association, BADOTSA, and am also developing a BB Music website.
I ran a chapel service in the Belmarsh High Security prison for several years.
I used to be :
I was a finalist in the Green Guardian Award 2008 for my local contribution to ecology.
Hobbies include hiking, camping, cycling, CDs and vinyl record collecting, live music (Ska and 80's electronic), gig photography and other types of photography. I am an Officer at the 2nd West Kent Boys' Brigade and headup the Anchors Section (5 to 8 year olds) and am also an officer in the Company Section (11 to 19 year olds).
Since my involvement with MacroDigest and OkikOki I have developed an interest for macro-economics and politics.
A frequent attender at the New Community Church in Sidcup and CCK Church in Plumstead, and have a keen interest in knowing more about prophetic ministry, healing ministry, raising the dead and the like. I am active member of Christian Concern and support other voluntary initiatives. Last years I attended a number of sessions organised by the Met Police to help breakdown barriers in the community related to youth violence and faith based violence.
More recently, I have volunteered my time to teach 2 graduate students the basics of Perl programming.
We wont go there ;)
Mervyn Fernandez April 2017