Computer programmer, analyst and teacher
I am a programmer with over 30 years' experience gained in a range of industries, the last 16 with IBM.
The first program I sold controlled stock movement in a warehouse, and ran on a CP/M computer - both the program and operating system lived in the 64 kb (yes, kilobytes) that was all CP/M systems had in those days.
I have gained experience in a wide range of industries including Utilities, Retail, Insurance and the Motor Manufacturing industry. My clients and employers have included Northumbrian Water, Arcadia, Royal Sun Alliance, Nissan and Jaguar Landrover. I also worked for Sunderland University for 3 years preparing and delivering training courses in computing.
Times have changed, the challenges are very different to what they were, but programming remains fun!
When not at my computer, I am often riding my motorbike through the wonderful countryside of the UK and Europe.