Terry Woods
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  • Napier South,
  • New Zealand
Member Since: 2006/11/29
Industry: Computer & IT
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Bridging the gap, in a way you can understand, between what you want and tech that can achieve it. Websites, web based software, email...

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Professional Background
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May 2016 – Present
Havelock North, New Zealand
Management of 80+ Wordpress websites, including security, email, domain names, business processes.

Website development, research, assistance with sales & business strategy, customer support.
Database Support Technician, Software Developer
Opus International Consultants Ltd
2004 – 2013
Napier, New Zealand
Opus is a multinational consultancy business with over 3000 staff providing engineering and other other consultancy services to the government and private sectors.

My role has included:
* Full spectrum (from requirements to release) web application development in a Linux server/Windows client environment, using PHP, CodeIgniter, JQuery, Bootstrap, Knockout
* Working with a variety of databases, especially used by asset management systems. Technologies included Oracle, Informix, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server databases, and advanced SQL skills.
* Software support, especially with asset management software
* Data processing, manipulation, and migration
* Documentation, informal training, and general information management
Software Developer, Software Designer, Data Conversion Specialist
Peace Software
1998 – 2001
Auckland, New Zealand (plus work at client sites in USA and Australia)
Peace Software was a provider of software for electricity and gas utilities.

My roles included:
* Software development using Informix 4GL, Informix SQL, Java Servlets, Perl.
* Software design
* Data conversion and software migration work for 3 years, including migration of 650,000 customers and 30 related data entities which needed to be completed from one live system to another over a window of 72hrs. This required substantial effort on scalability.
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Education
University of Auckland
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
1995 – 1997
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Full Biography

I'm a web developer based in Napier, New Zealand.

If you think I can help you out with a web development task, a database application, or data migration, then please get in touch! Currently I'm available for NZ$50 to 75/hr, depending on the project.

My biggest strengths:
* Helping bridge the gap between having a problem and finding/implementing the technology to solve it. My philosophy here is that no question is a dumb question, as there's no reason to expect a client to have the expertise to know what to ask.
* PHP applications making heavy use of a database (databases I've used include Informix, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server)

I have experience in:
* Wordpress (configuration, management, maintenance, development)
* SilverStripe (development, upgrades, maintenance)
* Database design
* Data migration, especially at a large scale
* Software analysis & design
* Version control (git, svn)
* Linux
* CodeIgniter
* Javascript, JQuery
* Knockout
* Microsoft Office
* Technical support

I have also worked with:
* Grunt
* NPM
* Bower
* Bootstrap
* WordPress

In my own time I have put substantial time into studying Bitcoin, which provides a low cost, fast, irreversible, and decentralised method of payment across the internet. If you appreciate what I do, you can send me a donation to Bitcoin address: 1PFwx3XVEsthLKkdZyGvyvoGUSzRQEqm2x

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                                                  EE Articles I Have Written
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• Risks of Bitcoins - Don't Get Virtually Mugged
   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/A_7149-Risks-of-Bitcoins-Don't-Get-Virtually-Mugged.html
• Bitcoins: Digital cash with transactions processed by volunteers
   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/A_6552-Bitcoins-Digital-cash-with-transactions-processed-by-volunteers.html
• Experts: Be alerted by email when a user mentions your name in a question
   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Input/A_13955-Experts-Be-alerted-by-email-when-a-user-mentions-your-name-in-a-question.html

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