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Our Members

group of people

Experience and Education

Our co-op members have:

  • Experience from outside the co-op, including:
    • Public, private and civil sector work
    • Professional software development
    • Freelance system administration
    • Education (lecturer, teaching assistant, trainer and support services)
    • Communications services
    • Procurement management
    • Event production
    • Youth work
    • and the UK's first paid FOSS advocate;
  • and Education:
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management (including Project Management and Information Security)
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Management
    • BSc (Hons) Computing
    • BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Networking
    • BSc (Hons) Mathematics
    • BTEC National Diploma in Computer Science
    • New Entrepreneur Scholar
    • Society of Neuro-Linguisting Programming Master Practitioner
    • RM Certified Technician (CC3 & CC4)
    • RM Certified Network Manager
    • and yes, even a Microsoft Technology Associate and a Microsoft Office Specialist


We have used:

  • Languages: Python, Perl, SQL, XML, RDF, CSS, (X)HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, C, Objective C, C++, C#, Scheme, Lisp (Common, Emacs and XLispStat), R, FoxPro, Informix 4GL, shell scripting (various shells), XQuery, WSDL, XML Schema, ABAP, Modula2, APL and probably several we've forgotten.
  • Revision control: git, Mercurial, Subversion, CVS, Arch, Bzr.
  • Frameworks: Django, Satchmo, Drupal, Cake, jQuery, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, SAP.
  • Practices: Object-Oriented Programming, Agile Development, Test Driven Development, Design Patterns, Aspect-Oriented Programming, Lean Software Development, eXtreme Programming, web-services.
  • Operating Systems: GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X, MacOS, Windows, Solaris, SunOS, OS/2.
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SQL Server, Informix, FoxPro, SAPDB.
  • Other: Apache, nginx, IIS, SOAP, SSL, e-commerce... and probably more besides. Ask us if it's not on this list and we'll tell you whether or not we've used it.

Personal Websites

Some members run their own websites, but please remember that they are not official sites of the co-op and other members may disagree with some of the views expressed:

So, that's who we are. Now discover what we can do for you.