In my job I am involved in all aspects of the software lifeclyle mainly in areas which involve Oracle databases. I have coded in C, Pro*C, PLSQL in various projects but I am now involved in the Basis aspects of SAP's R/3 product for enterprise resource planning (ERP),
The software scene in Belfast has been taking off of late with several large firms either setting up or expanding their operations. These include:-
Work related I vist on a regular basis:-
When not at work I have what people have described to me as strange and varied interests. Beofre I go on I guess I should describe the place I come from. Donaghadee is a small seaside town on the East coast of North Down, Norrthern Ireland. It has a few churches, many more pubs, a harbour with a lighhouse, a marina and, well, not really much else.
I have always been interested in the sea and living within sight of several lighthouses I developed an interest in them too. Many people find this very strange but to these people I say - stand at the bottom of a sweeper light on a clear still night and look up.
I have always had an interest in electronics which led to me becomming a radio amateur - I hold the callsign GI0SSA. I have made friends all over the world throughthe hobby and even been able to meet a few of them when visiting other countries. I have also operated from several islands including all three Copeland Islands, Rathlin Island and Gigha. I have also travelled to radio events in Scotland, Friedrichaven, Gernamy and Dayton, Ohio. I'm interested in most aspects of Ham Radio and I'm usually not too far from a radio.
The interest in operating radio from remote locations led to the purchase of my first car - a 1975 ex-army Landrover. This roughly co-incided with getting into car registrations.
Some pages on my other interests:-