Alyn W. Ashworth
Curriculum Vitae (Summary)


Born 1948, Manchester
Based In North Wales (A55 corridor, convenient for M6 etc)
Education The Manchester Grammar School
The University of Leeds
City of Leeds and Carnegie College (Teacher Training)
Too many Computer-related courses to list over the years
Qualifications B.A. Hons in Philosophy (special studies in Formal Logic)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Maths)
Qualified Teacher Status
LanguagesEnglish – native
Welsh – conversational (O-level equivalent passed in 2008)
French – conversational
Norwegian – formerly fluent, now rusty
Employment3 years teaching Maths at O/A level at St. Mary's College, Wallasey, Merseyside
KBS computer services, Liverpool (5 years) developing and presenting various computer courses, and later managing a software development team.
Microtech Computer Svcs, Liverpool (4 years) as Technical Director running several software development teams.

In 1986 established Emphasys Computer Consultants, in Liverpool, and over the following 20+ years produced business computer systems for many major customers including..

British Airways A complete and integrated service, parts and tools control system, custom written to the specification of the Engineering Department. Used to control Aircraft Servicing at Heathrow and elsewhere. Written in C.
The Yorkshire Co-op An integrated stock and order processing system for their warehouse in Bradford. Written in C.
Liverpool University Fully-integrated accounts, stock and order control system for the Purchasing Department. Written in C.
Art Contact Ltd. A highly-customized web-based quotation and order management system, written in PHP and Javascript, using MySQL.

Currently self-employed IT and training consultant.

Key Skills
  • I have a wide knowledge of many computer languages and operating systems.
  • Experience with Windows and many applications (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Have used Unix (and similar) for 25+ years.
  • I can program in many “classic” languages (COBOL, Fortran, BASIC, assembly languages and various archaic machine codes), but now mainly use C, C++, html, php, javascript.
  • Have produced complete dynamic websites using PHP and MySQL, with Windows-based back office programs and PHP-driven web pages.
  • Have designed and written complete business systems that have been in use for around 20 years.
  • Lectured for several years at Liverpool John Moores University in Operating System Design (Part-time) and have written and presented numerous IT-related training course for industry.