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IT & Business Help

Remote or Home Worker, United Kingdom.

Contact Richard for:
  • Business IT
  • FileMaker Development
  • iOS Data Apps
  • PHP & MySQL

Category: Computing

About Richard

I enjoy working with people, helping them to understand and solve their problems.

I'm familiar with a wide range of development tools and cross-platform environments: from shell scripting, through compiler-based, and off-the-shelf applications. I have developed mission critical applications on LAMP stacks (MySQL, PHP, Javascript), using database products (FileMaker, Access), rapid application development tools (AppleScript studio, VBA). I am a quick-study, and enjoy the challenge of a new language/environment.

Recent projects of interest include: a template-based charting tool for a City of London web analysts firm; Writing & presenting 3-day PHP MySQL training course for international publishing company; the complete mechanical design of an innovative pressure switching assembly for a downhole tool in the oil industry; response analysis tool for a UK standards body; web-based planning tool for NZ-based University; project management system for large multi-national oil services company; business process redesign and documentation for an oil company; magazine layout tool for car magazines.

As former technical journalist, with experience in education and training, my particular interest is in the clear presentation of information, through software, the written word, or the design of info-graphics.

I have a broad range of personal interests - music, languages, history, philosophy, maker electronics, personal fabrication, and crime fiction.