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					                                            CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSO NAL DETAILS

NAME: Benjamin JEFFERSON                                            DOB: 6.9.74                        NATIONALITY: British

ADDRESS: 20 Boulderclough                                             EMAIL: bjefferson@web.classics.co.uk
    Sow erby
    HX6 1NQ                                                                                         TEL./FAX: 07092200448


PREVIO US EMPLO Y MENT

      April 1999 –
         Ener gis- Squar ed                                                      Internet Systems Architect
         (f orm er ly Planet O nline Lim ited)
         http://www.ener gis -s quar ed.com /
      M ay 1998 – April 1999
          Dec is ionSoft Lim ited                                                Softw are Designer
          http://www.dec is ionsoft.c om /
      January 1998 – February 1998
         Fitzr o y Robinson Lim ited Arc hitec ts ,                              Web Designer
         Cam br idge
      M arch 1997 - Sept ember 1997
          Fitzr o y Robinson Lim ited Arc hitec ts ,                             Architectural Assistant
          Cam br idge

D e t a i l s o f p r o j e c t s I h a v e u n d e rt a k e n c a n be f ou n d i n m y “ S UM M AR Y O F S KI L L S AN D E X P E RI E N CE ” .



EDUCATIO N AND QUALIF ICATIONS

      Nov ember 1995 -                                                          Bath University
            D epa rtme nt o f Archi tect ur e & B uildi ng                       BSc in Arc hitecture (2:2)
            E ngin eeri ng
      M arch 1996 – Sept ember 1996                                             Budapest Technical University
          Depar tm ent of Ur ban Studies                                         Urban Des ign Res earch Project
                                                                                 http://web.c lass ics.co.uk /c udaps /
      September 1994 - November 1995                                            Cambridge University
         Dept. of Arc hitectur e                                                 Succ ess ful c ompletion of firs t y ear of
                                                                                 Architec ture c ourse.
      September 1993 - June 1994                                                Slovak Technical University
         Dept. of Arc hitectur e,                                                Res earc h into multimedia methods in
                                                                                 Architec ture
                                                                                 http://web.c lass ics.co.uk /biis/
      September 1986 - June 1993
         Monm outh Sc hool, Monm outh                                            G CE 'A' Lev els in;
                                                                                 Ma t hs (A ), Fur the r Mat hs (A ), Physics
                                                                                 ( A) , Che mis try ( A)
            King Edwar d VI Sc hool, Southam pton                                G rade 'A' GCSE's in 10 s ubjec ts
      Full, clean, UK Driving License

                                                                                                                               C o nt i nu ed …




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                                             C U R RI C UL U M V I T A E

LANG UAG E SKILLS

I s peak f luent Slovak and have s om e k nowledge of Cz ech , Polish and Hungarian.


O THER INTERESTS
O ve r th e l ast fe w yea rs I ha ve en jo yed tu tori ng Mat hs up to ‘A ’ Le vel s tandar d. I relish th e t ask
o f pu ttin g ac ross the abst ract conce pts i n vol ved in an easil y unde rsta ndable and re adil y
ap plicab le wa y.
I ha ve a l ongst andin g i nter est in the cu ltu res and lang uages of Easte rn E urope . I e njo y tr a velli ng
in the r egion and ha ve spe nt a to tal of 2 of th e pas t 6 years li vin g in Sl o vaki a an d Hunga r y.
I am also int eres ted i n all s orts of d esign discipl ine includ ing, je welle r y desig n, d ress mak ing,
I nte rior desi gn as wel l as A rchi tectu ral desig n. W hen desig ning I e njo y d iscussi ng m y i deas with
o thers a nd this in ter action fo rmed a pa rtic ula rl y enj o yable p art o f m y a rchitec tura l educa tion –
esp eciall y du ring gro up wo rk .


REFEREES

    PERSO N AL
      Rev Pam Slom an            Bath Univers ity, Claverton Down, Bath
                                 Tel: 01225 826654, Fax: 01225 826691
                                 Email: pam @ps lom an.frees erve.c o.uk
    COMM ERCI AL
                                 Available on request




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                SUMMARY OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

PERSO NAL DETAILS

NAME: Benjamin JEFFERSON                             DOB: 6.9.74                 NATIONALITY: British

ADDRESS: 20 Boulderclough                              EMAIL: bjefferson@web.classics.co.uk
    Sow erby
    HX6 1NQ                                                                    TEL./FAX: 07092200448
Other personal details incl uding qualifications and other interests can be found in m y “ CURRICULUM VITAE ”.




SKILLS O VERVIEW

   SY ST EM S
    Linux (Redhat 6.2), W indows 98, W indows NT
   PROG R AM M ING
    Perl, C++ , Pasc al, J avaScr ipt, BBC Bas ic , 6502 Ass em bl y Language
   INT ERNET PROTO COLS & F O RM AT S
    W ML, HTTP( S) , CORBA, SQ L( MySQ L), CGI, PHP3, CFML, SMT P, PO P, FT P, SSH
   C AD / G R APHIC DESIG N
    Corel Dr aw, Micr oStation, Paint Shop Pro, Photo Paint, AutoCAD

My k e y skills and the chall enges I relish most re lat e to th e conc eptio n, desig n an d
imp leme nt atio n of inno vat i ve p rocesses and so ft wa re s yst ems. I n pa rticu lar I ha ve c onsid erable
e xp eri ence o f a nd a pr o ven abi lit y to ac hie ve :
   I nno va tion at Inte rne t spee d
   R apid de ve lopmen t o f p ro tot yp e s ystems
   D esign and impl ementa tion of scalab le s ys tem s (p rima ril y thro ugh effic ient desig n an d
    pa rr allelis atio n)
   D esign and impl ementa tion of ro bust reli able and f ail -s afe s oft wa re s ys tems.

I ben efit f rom work ing wit h ot hers pa rticul arl y fr om othe r dis cipli n es (s uch as ma rketi ng an d
f inance dep artm ents ) to de velop solu tions tha t a re we ll round ed a nd d esirab le f rom both a
cus tomer an d comme rcial v ie wpoin t. W orking as p ar t o f a de velopme nt team I fin d i t us eful to be
ab le to "bounc e ideas off" o thers as well a s sh arin g kno wle dge a bout wha t the y a re wo rking o n.
I also ha ve e xpe rienc e of man aging oth ers work ing wit h me on pro jects i nclud ing o n occasions
t rain ing them in a reas whe re thei r kn o wl edge / exp e rie nce has bee n lack ing .
I ha ve pa rticul arl y enjo yed situ ati o ns whe re I ha ve been call ed up on to asses a s yst em o r a
p ropos al an d ac t in a techn ical e valua tion , p roblem s ol ving or tr oubl e shoo ting rol e. I be lie ve
f irml y in the KI SS p rincip le a nd ha ve s ometimes been able t o sugge st modi fica tions t o systems
a rchit ect u re that ha ve resul ted in radica l simpl ifica tio ns of s ystems and conseq uent l y inc reases
in ef ficienc y and /or maint ainab ilit y.




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                                S U M MA RY O F RE LE V A NT E XP E RI E N CE



KEY PROJECTS

   July 2000 Dialup st at ist ics analysis
       W orking from a b rief p ro vid ed b y the fi nance te am I ha ve been lo oking in to ho w bes t to
       st ore and anal ys e th e call logs for E 2’s mul ti -m illion use r Conn ect And G o di alup
       sol utio n. My s olut ion cleans , process es, sto res and in de xes ne arl y 1 M cal l da ta rec ords
       pe r d a y (d esign ed t o scale to 1 0 x th is) i n un der 20 mi nutes on mo dest har dwa r e ( Quad
       Z eon with 1G B RA M b ut onl y 1 9 GB H DD ). I am now looki ng to buil d a gen er ic re por ting
       t ool on to this . I am a lso in ves tiga ting the poss ibilit y o f usin g a neu ral n et work (p robab ly
       uns upe r vised lea rning ) to find t rends in this data .

   2000 M CP (M aster Con t rol Programme)
       Th is s yst em will e vent uall y manag e an d con tro l the confi gur atio n an d loca tio n of ke y
       r esou rces wit hin E2’s infr ast ructu re. In forma tion such as D NS ent ries, s witc h po rts,
       p roduc t an d cli ent data will all be loade d in to this s yst em which wil l t hen pro vi de a
       un ifie d vi e w o f the da ta. In ad diti on autom atio n m odu les wi ll plug in to th is s ame back end
       t o pe rfo rm t asks such as buildi ng D NS zone -files an d au tomat ic s witch conf igur atio n.
       Th e d esign of s uch a fle xib le s yst em has in vo l ved t hree ke y elem en ts;

          Flex ible object s tor e at the back -end
          S ys tem / language independent interface layer (CO RBA)
          G ener ic and ex tens ible c onfiguration bas ed graphic al us er interfac e

   1999-2000 magEcash – A prototype token - based ecommerce payment system
       Th is p rojec t in vol ved taking one of m y o wn ideas - a ne w m etho d fo r p rod ucin g
       cr yptog rap hicall y secu red toke ns - f rom i ts conc ep tion th rough to se ve ral wo rk ing
       p roto t ype a pplica tions . Thes e inclu ded a pa y -as - you -go dial u p int erne t se rvice , and an
       ecomm erce p a yme nt s ys tem – com plet e wi th W AP in ter face. As well as d e vel oping the
       use r int erf aces and b ack -en d s ys tems this p roj ect als o in vol ve d m y g i ving pr esent ations
       t o the boa rd o f di recto rs an d e xt erna l compa nies and pro ducing har dcop y med ia to back
       t hese up.

   1998-1999 “ Connect And G o” database administration
       A fte r joinin g wha t was then Pl anet Onlin e I was respo nsible fo r the use r da tabas e b ehind
       t he “ Connec t And Go ” dialu p so luti on. Th is i n vol ved main tain ing var ious user i nte rfaces
       an d b ack -e nd houseke epin g s ys tems and addi ng ne arl y 20 ne w VI S P’s to the pl atf orm.
       La ter I was respo nsible for e xte nding the func tion ali t y of the s ys tem e .g. pro vid ing us ers
       t he opt ion of mu ltipl e dif fe rent email doma ins at sign up (i .e. no t just .fr eeser ve.co .uk).
       I also pla ye d a ke y role in por ting a l egac y non - Y2 K-com plian t dialu p of fer ing wi th 40
       V IS PS a nd 20, 000 c ust ome rs across t o the CA G pla tfo rm wi thou t an y impact o n s er vice.

       Mo r e recen tl y I worke d as one of a small team who desig ned and im plemen ted the
       U nlimi ted Fre eser ve Time sig nu p s ystem ( h ttps ://jo in.f rees er ve .net /f reeser ve - time/ ).
       Th is in vol ved inco rpo rating add ress and bank accou nt numbe r val idati on so ft ware as
       we ll as in te rfacin g with an e xte rnal bill ing c ompany.

   1998-1999 X-Tract : XM L processing middlew are
   http://www.x mlscr ipt.org/
       A t D ecision Sof t I work ed wi th o ne ot her s o ft war e eng inee r in desi gnin g and t hen writing
       ( in C++ ) a n XML p rocessin g mid dle ware to ol cal led X - Tr act. This is a vailable fo r
       do wnl oad at http :// www. xmlsc ript .or g/. As we ll as a consid erab le am ount of C+ +
       ( includ ing use o f t he S TL) th is in vo l ved using ya c an d bis on t o wri te a n e xpr ession
       pa rse r an d als o non -bl ockin g TCP /I P socke t a nd sel ect co de for int erf acing to va rio us
       I nte rnet pr otoco ls.

       I was also in vo l ved in b uil ding a Cold -Fusi on b ased re gress ion testi ng su it e. This
       in vol ved mai ntai ning a d at abase o f e xpec ted tes t ou tcomes to geth er with trans forma tion
       cod e f ragmen ts to be fe d to the XML da ta t rans forma tion se r ve r. The act ual ou tcome was
       comp are d with the desi red outc ome a nd an y di ffe renc es no ted . Th is also invol ved
       r ecor ding dat a abo ut relat ionshi ps be t ween tests to pro vide feed back as to possibl e
       caus es f or failu re of a par ticul ar test .

1998 W EB SIT E FO R INT ERNAT ION AL FIRM OF ARCHIT ECTS

B.J effers on                                        ~ 2 ~                                        Marc h 1998
   http://web.c lass ics.co.uk /fr l -c ambs/
       C onst ruct ing this we b site fo r th e Camb ridge Office of Fit zro y Rob inson Limit ed (4th
       la rges t fi rm o f Arch itects in t he UK ) i n vol ved :

           Disc uss ions with Marketing, PR and m anagem ent s taff to obtain data and
            agr ee pr es entation form at
           Developing a us er c u s tom is able, fram es bas ed, HTML us er interf ac e, as
            well as , a non-fr am es alternative
           Sc anning gr aphics and tex t, perf orm ing enhanc em ent and O CR
           Per l c ode to replicate m ulti - page hypertex t tem plate
           60 im ages and 900 pages of HT ML in total
           Pr oj ec t c om pleted s ingle - handedly, ahead of sc hedule, in one m onth


   1997-2000 CLASSIC CAR FREE - ADS SIT E
   http://c ars .c lass ics.co.uk /
           Searc hable databas e of c ars and parts
           Autom atic em ail notif ication with pers onalized s earc h f ilter for eac h
            s ubscr iber
           Lis ts of owners c lubs
           Notic e- boar d for pos ting general interes t notices
           3500 hits per m onth (current total over 14000 hits )
           All f eatur es autom ated to m inim ize m aintenanc e
           Per l c ode to pr epar e:
             HT ML pages for later retrieval
             HT ML on the f ly (m ainly databas e searc h results)
             Custom em ails bas ed on databas e of us er requests

   1995 BUD APEST URBAN ECO LOG ICAL TOUR.
   http://rudi.herts .ac .uk/cs /buda/c ontents .htm
           HT ML vers ion of an ex is ting book let
           Data dis pla y enhanc ed with tabulation and graphs
           Digital im pr ovem ent of sc anned im ages
           Ear ly im plem entation of a c lient -s ide c lick able m ap (us ing tess ellated
            gr aphic al link s)
           Curr entl y hos ted by governm ent s pons ored res earc h bod y

   1994 PROTOTYPE H TM L BAS ED T OURIST INFO RM AT IO N SY STEM
   http://web.c lass ics.co.uk /biis/
       4 -mont h p rojec t t o de ve lop pr oto t ype tou rist info rma tion s ys tem for B ratis la va ( the
       cap ital of the Sl o vak Repub lic) in vol ved:

               Fam iliar ization with FTP, telnet, gopher, HTML
               Setting up the f irs t W eb Browser in the Slovak Tec hnic al Univers ity
               Developing HT ML f or innovative graphic al displa y
               Des igning ic ons and page layouts
       O n c omple tion it i ncluded :

           Ear ly applic ation of tabulated im ages
           A network of 47 inter link ed streets
           198 digitis ed photos and 137 tex ts relating to buildings of interest




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