Richard Edward Coppen

Curriculum Vitae February, 2002

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Title: Mr

Name: Richard Coppen

Address:
48, Courtfield Road,
Ashford,
Middlesex.
Post Code: TW15 1JR

Contact points:-

Home Tel: 01784 881279

Mobile: 07973 313277

Fax: 01784 244572

Email:

General information

Date Of Birth: 20/03/47

Role Sought: Web development

Role Type: Contract or Teleworking (Preferred)

Web sites:-

1) http://www.dickibus.co.uk

2) http://www.dickibus.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/jobs

 

Summary :

Development of web site(s) for newcomers to the web, possible hosting of web site - or on their server.

Hardcode HTML programming if low-bandwidth programs are needed, otherwise FrontPage facilities would normally be used. Can use Perl as a .cgi language at a low level of exposure, again seeking experience, and would like to gain experience in the use of Java..

 

Maintenance of web sites after creation, and upgrading to suit new requirements.

Type of job sought:-

(i) VB4 Programmer
(ii) Web Site Designer
(iii) Researcher via computer and Internet networks

 

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Hardware/O.S./Databases/Languages/Devel. Tools

 

O.S.

Databases

Languages

Devel. Tools

Elliot 803

not known

none (in them days? Come off it )

Algol

no development tools

ICL 2000

Not known

n/a

Algol

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HP8000

n/a

none

Basic

none

IBM minicomputer

not known

none

Fortran

none

IBM PET

n/a

none

Basic

None

Equinox

Z80 master

2xZ86 slaves

8080 batch

TurboDOS

Dataflex

DB2

Fortran;

Basic;

Dataflex;

Intel assembly Code

none

PC - 286 ®486DX

DRDOS ® MSDOS ®W95;

Win3.0 through to Win95

Netscape

IE2-3.2

Dataflex

Word 2 ® 7

VB3 - 4

Qbasic

WordBasic

Dataflex

VB3 - 4

HTML 3

ActiveX

VB3-4;

{numerous graphics};

Internet Assistant;

ActiveX Control Pad

PC X/AT

Pentium 120 Mhz.

W95

IE4.0

As above plus

Access

As above plus

Access

As above; plus

FrontPage98; MSDN;

DragonDictate;

Loaded and set up McAfee anti-viral program with Backweb updates.

PC X/AT

Pentium 230 Mhz

W98

IE5

OE5

As above

As Above

As Above

PC

Pentium III

800 Mhz

Windows Me

None

VB4, HTM

Frontpage 97, Frontpage 2000, VB4, Windows API,

WORD 2000

Dragon NaturallySpeaking V5

Network of 3 Pc’s;

ICS Internet

International access required.

Windows Me

Lotus Organizer Version 6

HTML

Frontpage 2000

OE6 IE6 Word 2000

As you can probably see from the above, I spent most of my life as a scientist who regarded computers as "black boxes" to aid my calculating ability. Only recently have I moved into more serious computer-orientated work.

The first time I encountered the concept of a database was on an Equinox computer using Dataflex. I created my own architecture and wrote all the code for a database system that ran my company's accounts, job sheets, and billing, and daily work from about - hmm, 1982? to 1994-odd.

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Education:-

Badingham College, Fetcham Park, Leatherhead, Surrey

1962 ) 8 ‘O’ Levels
1963 )
1964 Addn Maths; 'A' level Physics 1964 3 ‘A’ Levels
1965-'67 University of Reading; Pure Physical Sciences, Comb Maths, Geology
1968 Bournemouth Coll. Of Technology; Grad Inst P (Pt I)
Employment:-

1965-'68

Scientific Civil Service

S.R.D.E., Christchurch, Hants.(now closed).

'72 - '72

Dorset Electronics Ltd, New Milton, Hants

Chief Quality Assn Officer.

'72 - '80

EMI Electronics Ltd Victoria Road, Feltham, Middlesex

5 yrs Engineer Technician; 3yrs Engineer; 1 yr Systems Analyst. All defence work. I learnt Basic on an IBM 8000 as a backup to work developing an infra-red range finder at EMI Ltd.

'81 - 92

R E Coppen (Heathrow) Ltd., at home address

'92 - mid '95

Closed business down and retired early.

Solugistics Ltd

Did overspill computer development work from Solugistics Ltd.

 

'95 – ‘00

Semi-retired early

R E Coppen

Decided to supplement income after early retirement by freelance web programming, cashing in on the skills learnt over the past five years as a hobby. I have helped to develop an HTML and Perl based logging system for Southern Power, in the USA, working with a friend in Alabama. I have studied Java and can write both free-standing Java code for mainframes and Applets for the www. I have also obtained Frontpage and have taught myself how to use it by creating or re-vamping a websites in my own time. .

’00 – Present

Marking time. Any requests for work in a semi-teleworking mode (part-time on site, part-time at home) received enthusiastically. Otherwise retiring early.

Details of Accounts in recent years: Regretfully not on public record.