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Curriculum Vitae

NameTheodore Gray
Contact DetailsUse Contact Form or LinkedIn Logo
LocationBedfordshire, England
Age42
Secondary EducationAylesbury Grammar School
Walton Road, Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire

I am currently Technical Director at Ai Solutions Ltd in Leighton Buzzard, where I have been developing software for the Construction (CDM software) and Property Management (asbestos managament) industries in the UK since 1995. I also have many years experience in web development and am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

My software development knowledge and skills were focused in Visual Basic, but all new projects since 2015 have been in C# unless there's a good reason not to be. On the web browser side, I have nearly as many years of HTML, CSS, Javascript knowledge thrown in for good measure and have been developing websites with Umbraco since 2011. Further to this I have been developing iOS and Android apps using PhoneGap since 2015.

Away from computers, I play piano and cello to a decent standard, plus any other instrument that I can get my hands on.

Voluntary Work

Interests

  • Music;
    • Playing Piano, Cello and Keyboard
    • Recording / Mixing
  • Computers;
    • Designing & Maintaining Websites
    • Developing Applications for Windows, iOS and Android
  • Walking

Qualifications

  MCP 2019   Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  MCSE 2001   Windows 2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  MCSE 2000   Windows NT 4.0 MCSE, MCP and MCP with Internet (MCP+I)
  Degree 1998   BSc with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Computer Science with Image Processing & Multimedia - Southampton University
  A-levels 1995   Computer Science
Mathematics
A
A
  Physics
General Studies
B
D
  GCSE 1993   Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Physics
Chemistry
A
A
A
A
B
  English (Lang)
English (Lit)
Biology
Geology
Latin
B
B
C
C
C
  GCSE 1992   French A      

Other Employment

  • 'Ai Solutions Ltd', Leighton Buzzard : 06/95 - present : Systems Developer
  • PC troubleshooting & Website Development : 12/1994 - present
  • 'The Bridgewater Arms', Little Gaddesden : 12/1994-12/1995 : Waiter / KP

Work Experience

  • 10 days at GEC-Marconi Defence Systems Limited, Stanmore, working with the Information Systems Department (July 1993)
  • 12 weekends working at 'The Children's Society' charity shop in Dunstable for the service section of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
  • 10 weeks working with the Dunstable Handicapped Typing Club for the service section of my Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Achievements

  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze & Silver Awards
  • Member of Bedfordshire Youth Orchestras, including concerts with Second Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival
  • Piano Associated Board Grade 7
  • Cello Associated Board Grade 5
  • Theory Associated Board Grade 5
  • Completed Three Peaks Walk in 24 hours in 1988
  • Musical Director with Edlesbray Players - Pantomime 2001-2004
  • BBC PD computer program in 'Acorn Computing' magazine

Computing Experience

Examples of my web work

  • TheoGray.com - theogray.com
    My own personal website which you are probably viewing this CV from
  • Eaton Bray - eatonbray.com
    News and Information from Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire
  • St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray with Edlesborough - stmaryseatonbray.org.uk
    A site to promote Church of St Mary The Virgin, Eaton Bray with Edlesborough
  • Do I Need Planning Permission - doineedplanningpermission.co.uk
    Advice, news and information on planning rules and regulations in England
  • Down's Heart Group - dhg.org.uk
    A site to promote the work of this charity. I have only recently taken on this site, and the layout is still awaiting a revamp.
  • Philip Lee - philiplee.co.uk
    A portfolio website for a local emerging artist, whose installations & performances integrate live body mark-making and sculptural display.
  • St Mary's Village Carnival - stmarysvillagecarnival.com
    A site to promote the St Mary's (Eaton Bray with Edlesborough) Village Carnival
  • Charity Christmas Puzzle - christmaspuzzle.co.uk
    A site to help promote the Charity Christmas Puzzle that my dad has written since 1991.
  • Ai Solutions Ltd - aisolutions.co.uk
    Company website for Ai Solutions Ltd
  • Callsafe Services - callsafe-services.co.uk
    Company website for Callsafe Services Ltd
  • Papillon Training / Club Papillon - papillontraining.co.uk / clubpapillon.co.uk
    Sites to promote Papillon Training and Club Papillon

Please see my web development showcase for more information.

Operating Systems

I have good to advanced knowledge of using the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 / 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home, Professional and Enterprise
  • Apple OS X
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1, Home, Professional and Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Home, Professional and Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Ultimate and Business
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Home and Tablet PC

I used to have a good to advanced knowledge of the following operating systems, but I have not used them for some years:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Professional
  • Microsoft Windows NT4 Server and Workstation
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me
  • Microsoft Windows v3.x
  • MS-DOS v3.0 onwards
  • Redhat Linux
  • Unix

Languages

I have good to advanced knowledge of using the following programming and markup languages:

  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • VB.Net: Microsoft Visual Basic .Net
  • SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Stored Procedures
  • CSS
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • VB: Microsoft Visual Basic v6
  • ASP
  • VBScript
  • ASP.NET (framework v2.0, v3.5, v4.x)
  • VBA: Visual Basic For Applications (VBA) v5 and v6
  • Microsoft Access v2, 97 (v8) (and 2000/XP (v9/v10) - VBA)

I used to have a good to advanced knowledge of the following programming languages, but I have not used them for some years:

  • VB: Microsoft Visual Basic v3, v5
  • BBC Basic
  • C
  • C++ (Borland)
  • Java
  • Pascal
  • Borland Pascal with Objects v7

Applications

I have good to advanced knowledge of using the following applications:

  • Ai Solutions ToolKit CS
  • Ai Solutions CDM ToolKit™ v2, v3, 2000 (v4.2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server v7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016
  • Microsoft IIS v4.0, v5.x, v6.x, v7.x, v8.x
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6
  • Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017
  • MailEnable email server
  • Microsoft Office v4.3 (1995) to Office 2016:
    • Microsoft Access v2 (1993) to v16 (2016)
    • Microsoft Excel v3 (1990) to v16 (2016)
    • Microsoft FrontPage v3 ('98) to v11 (2003)
    • Microsoft Outlook v8.5 (1998) to v16 (2016)
    • Microsoft Powerpoint v8 (1997) to v16 (2016)
    • Microsoft Word v2 (1991) to v16 (2016)

I used to have a good to advanced knowledge of the following applications, but I have not used them for some years:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server v5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007
  • Alt-N MDaemon Mail Server
  • QuarkXPress v4.x
  • IBM Visual Age for Java v1
  • Symantec pcAnywhere v9
  • Symantec WinFax Pro v8 and v9