Previous Employment Nov 2004 – Oct 2005 The University of Edinburgh (cpa)

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David Donachie

Online CV –

Highly proficient Web Application Programmer and Web Designer with over 10 years experience of website management, web application design, first line support, graphical design, staff training, e-learning and accessibility. I have worked for large academic institutions and as a freelance IT specialist. I enjoy challenges and am eager to learn new technologies and provide innovative solutions to technical problems.

• PHP (2 yrs), SQL (4 yrs), Cold Fusion (4 yrs), PERL (6 yrs), VB/ASP (2 yrs).

• Javascript (3 years), LISP, C, Java, PROLOG.


• Oracle, Access, SQL Server 7, MySQL, and Filemaker .

• Web Design experience spread over hundreds of websites, including hand authoring, stylesheet design, graphic design, CGI scripting, and use of design packages.

• Graphic Design and animation, both in traditional media and electronic, especially for web use.

Page layout in Pagemaker, Framemaker and Quark, experience in poster, leaflet and booklet design.

• Capable of learning new environments on very short deadlines.

• Software applications including Word, Access, Excel, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Director, Filemaker, Frontpage, Poser, Flash, Telnet, Opera, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Eudora, FTP and Hypercard. Experience with MacOS, Windows, LINUX and UNIX.

Previous Employment

Nov 2004 – Oct 2005 The University of Edinburgh (CPA)
Degree Programs and Regulations Website developer. Project management, development, design and coding for 2005-06 online Degree Programs, Regulations, and Course Catalogue for University of Edinburgh Website.

Aug 2004 – October 2004 SabreIT Solutions
Web design for SabreIT Solutions web design agency. (Contract)

July 2004 – August 2004 The University of Edinburgh (CPA)
Creation of the 2004 version of the University Calendar of Study, including PHP scripting, databases, and document processing. (Contract)

May 2004 – June 2004 The University of Edinburgh (CPA)
Installation, setup, documentation and training for Astra Electronic Point of Sale system (Contract)

May 2004 – May 2004 SWAP Into Higher Education
General website management. (Contract)

Sept. 1999 – April 2004 The University of Edinburgh (MALTS)
Design and maintenance of Cold Fusion, ASP and PHP applications for course management and e-Learning. Administration and programming of VLE’s including IVLE and WebCT. General Web Design and teaching support. Management and Authoring of online exams and teaching materials. Creation and management of conference management and online booking systems.

Sept. 1998 – Sept. 1999 The University of Edinburgh (CPA)
Web Designer for University Website. Creation and management of databases for corporate events. Editing of University Calendar online.

Aug. 1996 – Sept. 1996 Napier University (UMI Project)
Creation of Use of Man’s Initiative website and online projects database.

Sept. 1994 – Sept. 1997 The University of Edinburgh (Various)
Creation and management of various websites including Edinburgh University Press, International Studies, English Language, EUCS Document Archive, Communication and Public Affairs.

Educational History

Sept. 1997 – Sept. 1998 The University of Edinburgh
MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Sept. 1993 – Aug. 1997 The University of Edinburgh
MA in English Literature (2.1)

Sept. 1992 – Aug. 1993 The Glasgow School of Art
Foundation Year in Product and Interior Design

Sept. 1987 – Aug. 1992 The Edinburgh Academy
3 A Levels (3xA), 3 Highers (3xA), 9 GCSEs (7xA, 1xB, 1xC)

Other Interests

I am a keen artist and enjoy creative writing. I run tabletop roleplaying games and enjoy games design for Roleplaying, Computer, Card and Board games. My favourite types of fiction are Fantasy and Science Fiction and I enjoy reading as a pastime, along with playing Computer games, running websites and collecting toys, especially Playmobil.

Contact Details

90/6 Easter Road



Telephone : 0131 661 9229

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