|alan at alanwrigley dot com|
|2001 - present||Self-employed Software Developer and Contractor
Currently developing consumer applications aimed at the RISC OS desktop market and for networking between RISC OS and Windows. These include Grapevine, an instant messaging client, UniPrint which enables users of RISC OS computers to print documents and launch URLs and files to Windows across a network, Hermes, an advanced email and RSS transport application, and SafeStore, a comprehensive automated backup solution.
|1995 - present||Internet and Web publishing services and consultancy
|1979 - present||Freelance photographer
(based in Germany 1979-82).
|1999 - 2001||Senior Technologist (Director of Software Development)
The Kiss Principle Inc, Mountain View, California
|1999||Contractor to Acorn Computers Ltd
(at ImagicTV, New Brunswick, Canada)
Developed application for interactive television project to display broadcast notification messages over TV and Web pages
|1999||Contractor to RISCOS Ltd., UK
Involved in the development of a major new version of the RISC OS operating system. Wrote a front end for configuration settings and also an installer for the OS.
|1998||Contractor to Acorn Computers Ltd., Cambridge, UK
Developed a C/C++ engine for an email client application to be used on network computers for a consumer deployment in Scandinavia.
|1997 - 1998||Consultant to Netchannel USA, San Francisco
Developed modules and applications to improve the reliability and performance of the online services that Netchannel provided to RCA network computer users, and to gather and analyse data for use by QA and customer service teams.
|1997||Contractor to Network Computer Inc (now Liberate)
Redwood Shores, California
|1996||Contractor to Oracle Corporation
Redwood Shores, California
Member of team porting Oracle Media Objects to Acorn set-top box for the AMUSE enhanced TV project in Europe.
|1989 - 1998||Computer journalist, both freelance and full-time
Wrote hundreds of articles of both a technical and a general nature for magazines aimed at users of Acorn RISC OS systems. Also wrote many programs published on magazine discs to illustrate technical articles. Included spells as both Technical Editor and Editor of RISC User magazine. In 1992 wrote a book based on a series of programming articles by a colleague.
|1984 - 1999||Proprietor of Software Development Company
Developed and marketed computer software mostly for Acorn's RISC OS platform, published by my own company and by others. Consistently received excellent reviews in the Acorn-related press.
|Systems||RISC OS, Windows CE, Windows NT/2000, network computers, WebTV, MSTV, Unix.|
|Applications||Desktop applications, thin client applications, servers, client/server networking applications.|
|General||Fast learner - able to absorb and apply new concepts and technologies very quickly.|
|Software||Numerous titles published by my own company and by others including Labelmaster, Vigil, TextAid, PolyGlot, WebMapper, SiteSeer, Grapevine, UniPrint, Hermes, SafeStore.|
|Book||Wimp Programming for All (ISBN 1-85142-088-6).|
|Photographs||Used by Lufthansa, City of Cologne Tourist Office, numerous specialist and general interest magazines, books, advertising agencies etc.|
|Articles||Published in computing, photographic, waterways and business magazines.|
| ||Music, travel, photography, art.|