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E-mail: mark.g.watson@gmail.com Tel: +27 76 1280 196

Mark Watson
Summary
I am a Systems Developer with an approach to producing solutions that are extendible and intuitive for later support. Hands on experience in Internet business methodologies acquired from developing for local and international clients in many industries. Understanding short to long-term business and development readiness. Provide clarity to limited technical backgrounds.

Practical Skills
Logical

Presentation Standards
      Conforming to quality Accessible Interfaces WAP 1 & 2 SMIL MMS

Server Side
            PHP JSP ASP Perl Ruby SQL MYSQL Sybase XML / XSL Javascript SAJA AJAX

Mobile

Database

Geo placement
HTML XHTML DHTML CSS Geo placement

Web
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Client Side

Past Development Tools

Current Development Tools

Development Tools
 Homesite  DBArtisan  Winscp  TortoiseCVS  PHPMyAdmin  CygWin  putty Operating Systems  Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Development Tools
   Quanta Eclipse PHPMyAdmin

Operating Systems
   Linux – Kubuntu 8.04 (Debian/Ubuntu/KDE) Linux -Centos

Packages
  Adobe Photoshop MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel,Powerpoint etc)

Packages
   Hardy. Gutsy,Feisty Fawn Edgy Eft Dapper

X&Y Geographical Positioning
  Location Services Intelligent Marketing

Free Speech Voice Over I.P
  Internationalization Business Ready role out services

Current Contracts
MIH Internet
Site: Title: Period: Employment Type: Reason for leaving:

http://www.media24.com
PHP Developer December 2007 – Current ongoing work Permanent My interests are for a more senior position.

My role is to support and develop group projects extending 51 different countries.
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Developed in the Zend application program interface. Database Modelling and Engineering Review legacy code for re usability Consult remotely with company developers and to provide the manager with progress update reports UML technical documentation experience Attended a 1 week UML course Gained significant social networking industry experience and understanding thereof Assist group developers with understanding and administration of Linux and LAMP environments Provide PHP training to developers unfamiliar with the technology language.

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Complete Contracts
MyRace
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.myrace.co.za
Systems Architect Developer – Remote Contract December 2006 – Current ongoing work

My role is to refine, objectify and future proof system architecture. The client is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Ground up development of the application program interface. Database UML Design and Engineering Review third party services for quality and assurance Standardization of technical documentation Provide astonishing delivery of service in tight time frames

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Worddial
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.worddial.com/
Systems Architect Developer – Remote Contract June 2006 – December 2006

My role is to implement the business model. The client is based in California, United States.
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Ground up development of the application program interface. Database Engineering Review legacy code for re usability Consult remotely with company developers and to provide the director with daily progress updates Standardization of technical documentation Invent business and entertainment mobility solutions Provide cross vendor handset accessible user interfaces Explore revenue income generators

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Media Labs
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.r18entertainment.com/
Developer - Contract April 2006 – June 2006

My role is to engineer a business automation solution.
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Ground up development of the application program interface. Database Engineering

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Peronii
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.peronii.co.za/
Developer - Contract February 2006 – May 2006

PERONii Solutions, a South African based company, specialises in web design, new media design (Multimedia CD-ROM Presentations, Flash Design, Original Website Soundtracks) and corporate identity design, which naturally incorporates print media (graphic design). My role is to assist Peronii with PHP solution development on a per project basis.
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Ground up development of the application program interface. Database Engineering CMS Solutions Legacy system maintenance

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Nobrain
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.nobrain.co.za/
Developer - Contract May 2005 – October 2005

Nobrain pure simplicity My role was to facilitate the company with ongoing support to clients and new project developments 
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Client liaison Design scope; Meet and explore client requirements and expand on the basic functionality Project cost modelling Research; Evaluation of market trends such as SEO, CMS Hands on experience with the in house CMS – Expert solution and as well as external systems. Where development or customisation to the look and feel of a client project was required Testing and Quality Assurance Development aptitude and business acumen grew considerably Integrated self prepared HTML templates into an in house CMS - Expert solution Understanding a top down approach to project development

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Offline Digital Site: http://www.offlinedigital.com/
Title: Period: Developer - Contract October 2005 – February 2006

Offline Digital offers a unique combination of technology and professional services based on extensive experience and an innate understanding of our market's requirements. My role is to engineer new project developments for the international tourism market.
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Ground up development of the application program interface. Testing and Quality Assurance Database engineering Statistics Engine Development

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iSite
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.isite.co.nz/
Developer – Remote Contract October 2004 – May 2005

iSite Interactive Ltd are a team of website development specialists who blend business and marketing consulting with the highest calibre of creative and technical talent. My responsibilities were on a per project base, all work was done remotely to the New Zealand company iSite.
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Author HTML from a base Photoshop design template Integrate self prepared HTML templates into an in house CMS (Expert) solution Create site pages with necessary functionality Site testing

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FormFunction
Title: Period: Systems Developer - Contract July 2004 – October 2004

FormFunction is a provider of bespoke solutions My role was of a systems developer.
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Client liaison Design scope; Meet and explore client requirements and expand on the basic functionality Project time line preparation; sufficient time management and costing Research; Evaluation of possible solutions that may play a beneficial role in the delivery of work Development and Coordinator; Embracer of Open Source software such as SMARTY template systems and Content Management Systems such as ‘Typo3’ has provided a sufficient window into the world of outsourcing freely available applications

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Testing and Quality Assurance; High level to detail so as to provide a seamless handover of work done

iTouch PLC – Content Management Team Site: http://www.itouchplc.com/
Title: Period: Global Content Web Developer October 2002 – June 2004

The content management team supported the iTouch operations on a global scale with mobile content requests and commercial content. My responsibility was to optimise the flow of work on a programmatic level. My role was the following - web developer, technical support and systems administrator.
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My primary role was to manage the development of Group content web projects I acted as the key point of contact for iTouch Country developers wishing to interact with technical elements of the Content Team My secondary role was to seek and source web tools and applications that might improve the communication of content to the group Support Development of CoPro, whereby this web-based tool controlled all mobile content work flow processes, managed the request of mobile content, the production of mobile content and the testing of mobile content to which the final sign off of the mobile content occurred. The application ran on Sybarite and I gained significant database experience There was an urgent requirement for improved work flow productivity due to large amounts of content requests; the solution was this, I built the CSV Bulk Upload System, the automation of content data capturing efficiency was increased by 300% A WAP tool I built was a WAP site that assisted the Content Quality Testers with the testing of graphical content. This increased work productivity by a further 50% I designed and implemented the database schema for mobile manufacturers and handset models that were integrated within most current systems where required A flat HTML based website that displayed Java games was proving to be a hindrance to time when updating. I built a PHP GUI system whereby the administrator could seamlessly manage the site. The system was built in four days I built a tool that catered the global content administrators with unique alias naming conventions for content items

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iTouch Labs
Site: Title: Period:

http://www.itouchplc.com/
Junior Web Developer July 2000 - September 2002

ITouch Labs was the international development house for the iTouch PLC group in London. Our role was to define standards and develop products to be deployed to all the local operations in seven countries. My role was of a developer and documentation author for solutions built.
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Integrate Story Board Design Templates and Code into a merged dynamic scalable web application suite Administration of web content for multiple sites and alteration features when requested Front-End integration of current web applications to the required client’s request for the company look and feel Delivering corporate web sites in efficient time frames Compiling User Guides, User Requirements and Technical Specification Documents Customer Support and upgrading of current web applications Evaluating Web Application Solutions that could be beneficial to the company’s benefit Researching the mobile/internet market for current and future trends that would be beneficial towards the companies’ own growth Training client’s hands on in efficient time frames and later support Cross Browser Compatibility integration Developer/Administration/Assistance/Support on various consumer web applications such as Fonezone for Worldpop Ireland / United Kingdom and WebSMS for Telstra iDJ full server side spectrum of e-commerce/mobile functional features Training Gained – Employment Equity training in the work place as well as understanding of programming fundamentals

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Most development took place on Linux or Solaris using JAVA, JSP, Java beans, EJB, Apache, Tomcat, Websphere, Sybase, XML, XSL and TIB other development using PHP, XML, XSL and Sybase. I am familiar with most mobile and web technologies and will thrive from my current experience level to new and exciting ventures.

Referrals by request for confirmation:
Media Labs
Contact Name: Title: Brendon Behnke Chief Executive Officer

iTouch, iSite, Nobrain
Contact Name: Title: Mare Greyling Team Leader, Systems Architect, Director

Peronii
Contact Name: Title: Dirk Tolken Director

Education
2002 – JSP Level 1 Certified 2000 – HTML Certified 1997 – Matric General ITTC Brain Bench Western Springs College


				
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