Name: Alice Elizabeth Still
Date of Birth: 25th August 1979
Location: Bedfordshire, England
On a career break to care for my pre-school toddler.
January 2007 – January 2009
From January 2007 – 2009 I was employed by Cambridge Assessment as Web Technology Architect for the New Media team.
July 2005 – January 2007
From July 2005 until January 2007 I worked on a free-lance basis as an IT Consultant specialising in Zope and Python. In this capacity I mainly worked for Cambridge Assessment, formally known as UCLES.
February 2003 – March 2005
From February 2003 until March 2005 I worked as the Systems Developer for the ITAL (Interactive Technologies in Assesment and Learning) research unit in UCLES in Cambridge. In this role I was responsible for carrying out small to medium sized internal programming projects in Python and ZOPE for developing internal tools and supporting and extending the facilities of the corporate intranet. I also helped in maintain the various Linux boxes which fall under the group’s remit as well as provide support as mailman-owner for a mailing list service the unit provided.
Other Work Experience:
In my last year at university I worked as a weekend supervisor at Aravon School in South County Dublin. My duties consisted of keeping track of 10-12 highly energetic children between the ages of 10 and 12, preparing and overseeing their late afternoon Saturday meal and organising activities for them if the weather prevented them from playing out doors.
I worked for over a year as Technical Support Technician for the two major Irish ISPs Eircom.net and Indigo.ie.
During one summer holiday break while at university I worked in the Member Save (cancellations) deparment as a customer service representative.
The Perfume Shop
For nearly two years, starting in early 1999, I worked as a sales assistant and later book keeper at two of the Dublin branches of the Perfume Shop.
O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar
I worked at for O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar, St. Stephen’s Green, for 6 weeks in the summer of 1998 prior to starting my university degree course.
1998 – 2002 Trinity College Dublin
B.Eng(Hons), B.A.I. Computer Engineering 1st Class
The Engineering course offered by Trinity is four years long with the two freshman years devoted to exposing students to the various aspects of the main areas of engineering. The final two years were given over to the chosen specialisation. The aim of the degree is to produce graduates with highly developed problem solving skills with the ability to understand, reproduce and investigate problems and situations in order to design solutions. Throughout the four year course the focus was on this main aim with many pieces of course work set in various areas to fine tune this skill.
For my final year project I undertook the development and implementation of an online store for deployment on Mac OS X. This application while using the latest OpenSource technologies such as Apache, PHP and MySQL, was intended to be easy for a relatively inexperienced computer user to set-up and maintain. The main consideration for this project was to provide a simple, and intuitive interface for the user, with the available functionality of the application apparent to the user.For the degree of Bachelor of Engineering the first two years of the four year course were spent studying core topics of the major areas in Engineering: civil and structural, mechanical, electronic and electrical and computer engineering. The Sophister years were spent studying the chosen area of specialisation.Final Year Project: An e-commerce site incorporating financial and sales performance reporting geared towards small businesses. This was accomplished using open source tools such as the Apache webserver, the PHP scripting language and the MySQL DBMS running under Appleęs Mac OS X operating system.The project was designed from day one to bridge the gap between the technologists and the people who can put such technologies to good use, being both easy to install and maintain for someone with no technical background or system administration experience. This work consisted of all the HTML, PHP and SQL work needed to integrate these products into a solution, together with methods to automate installation of these products.
1992 – 1998 Alexandra College Dublin
Leaving Certificate: Eight Honours
English, Irish, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Art and Art History, Latin, French
Juniour Certificate: Nine Honours
English, Irish, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, French, German, Latin