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Catalogue of technologies and example projects of my earlier career as an engineer and solutions architect.

** Not catalogued - the complexity and experience of hands-on delivery of technology innovation and facilitation of cross-departmental/cross-organisational teamwork.

Research Intern - IoT (2002-03)

Project: Connected Coffee Table

Organisation: Imperial College London

Technologies: Java 2, multi-touch electronic surfaces

Research: Contextual information dissemination agent, language processing, I(IoT)


Masters Project - Wearable HCI (2003-04)

Project: Affective Wardrobe

Organisation: Imperial College London

Technologies: Assembly code, EEPROMs, wearable electronics

Research: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), display materials, soft circuits


Software Engineer (2004-2013)

Projects: Business intelligence, data management, forecasting software, API service, web service platform; greenfield and brownfield

Organisations: Various private sector organisations - startup, small, medium and multi-national enterprises

Technologies: ETL (between Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, Excel, Mainframe), Business Objects, J2ME, J2EE, JMX, JBoss, Java Struct, Java Spring, Hibernate ORM, Java, Ruby on Rails, SOAP, RESTful, Windows/Linux commands; Ant, Puppet; SVN, Mercurial, Git. 

Approach: Waterfall, Agile (strict Kanban, TDD), FDD

System Architecture: Monolith, SOAP, Microservices

Funding model: Commercial


Solutions Architect and Entrepreneur (2013-2016, 2017-2019 PT)

Projects: Innovation demonstrators: vessel monitoring, satellite ground station, disasters response, satellite technologies and health

Organisation: A research and innovation organisation (RIOs); a health tech start up I founded

Technologies: Python, Java, Docker, Git, microcontrollers and soft electronics

Funding model: Commercial, Innovation Grants, Not-for-Profit, Venture Capital


Research Associate (2017-2019 PT)

Project: Spacesuit (FAIR-SPACE Hub)

Organisations: The Hamlyn Center, Imperial College London

Research: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in Space, extreme environment

Funding model: Academia, Innovation Grants

Publication: Pau, Stephanie, Buchheim, Judith-Irina, Freer, Daniel and Yang, Guang-Zhong, 2021, Book Chapter, Chapter 10 Futures of Human-Robot Interaction in Space In: Gao, Yang, (eds.) Space Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Technologies, advances and applications, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-225-2

The next 17 years...

Good software engineering is about making patterns and conventions that are oriented towards making work easier for the next software engineers to understand so they can make choices. Putting knowledge in the world as Don Norman said. Whether this is an act of dominance or an act of care depends on... the availability of possibilities and alternatives around it, now and 17 years later?

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