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Full Name Nicholas Paul Jenkins
Postal Address P.O. Box 397, Summer Hill, NSW, 2130, Australia
Year of Birth 1974
Citizenship Dual citizenship – Australia and the European Union (United Kingdom)
Tertiary Education University of New South Wales

1992 – 1995 B.Sc. in Computer Science

1996 – 1997 Computer Science Honours, Part time

Awarded First Class Honours

Published Work
  • N.JENKINS and T.GEDEON, Genetic Algorithms Applied to University Exam Scheduling, Proceedings of Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems (Dunedin, New Zealand, 24th- 28th November), pp 1034-1038, 1997
  • SyncML: an introduction, its potential, its problems - published in LWN on April 8, 2009.
  • June 1994 to December 1997, Part-time, Software Support Specialist, Digital Equipment Corporation
  • January 1998 to May 2000, full-time, Software Support Specialist, Compaq Computer Australia
    Part of a small customer-service orientated group providing end-user, internal, second and third -level help desk over-the-phone support on a per-call or contractual basis to customers in Australia and New Zealand on a wide range of desktop, networking and development issues on the x86 and Macintosh platforms.
  • June 2000 to Current, full-time, Managing Director, Calculix Pty. Ltd.
    Design, implementation, maintenance, marketing, support, sales, administration and management of two web-based applications for academic institutions that helps solve the problems of organising and planning academic timetabling.
Certifications Achieved
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
    • TCP/IP for Windows NT
    • Networking basics for windows 95 & NT
    • Windows 3.1
    • Implementing and Supporting NT workstation 3.51
    • System Administration for MS SQL server 6.0
    • Implementing and Supporting NT server 3.51
  • MCP (Microsoft Certified Product Specialist) Certifications:
    • Excel 5.0
    • Word for windows 95
  • Microsoft Developer Stream Certifications:
    • Windows Architecture I
    • Windows Architecture II
  • Visual Basic 5.0
Industry Memberships
  • Sydney PHP group
  • SLUG (Sydney Linux User's Group)
  • Linux Australia
Skilled in
  • PHP - since mid 2000, 9+ years, PHP 3.0.17 through to PHP 5, throughout whole product life-cycle (design, implementation, testing, debugging, maintenance).
  • MySQL - database design, SQL queries, identification and remediation of slow queries, and automated local and remote snapshot backups.
  • Linux (server and desktop) - system administration for co-located servers since 2000, using Linux as desktop O/S since August 2008.
  • JavaScript, JSON.
  • PERL, Java, shell/bash scripting.
  • Server administration: Apache web server, packet-based firewalls, qmail.
  • Wikis, especially MediaWiki, both core code and extensions.
  • HTML and web authoring
  • ANSI C / C++, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
  • Visual Basic 5.0 and 6.0, Visual Basic for Applications macros and automation
  • Microsoft Office 4.x, 95, 97, and 2000
  • MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, NT 3.51, NT 4.0, Windows 2000
  • Programming the Microsoft DirectX APIs
  • LANs, networks, TCP/IP
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0
  • Good movies
  • Games and game theory
  • Travel
  • Contemplating the nature of the universe
  • Skiing, despite the fact I'm not particularly good at it
  • Snorkeling
Referees Available upon request