Hello!

My name is Thomas Neill and I live in Glasgow.

During the day I am an IT professional - I keep servers working, make networks behave themselves, write code to make things run better and gather raw data and transform it into formats suitable for normal people to understand. Outside of work I like to travel and take photos. Lots of photos.

IT Professional

My first computer was a ZX81. These days I have so many computers I've lost count of them all - last time I checked I have 9 servers spread over 4 physical locations just for my own projects. I've worked in the IT industry for over 15 years and have done work for companies large and small.

I have a picked up a fairly wide and varied skillset over the years:

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows Desktop
  • Windows Server
  • OS X

Languages

  • Bourne Shell
  • C / C++
  • CFML
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • SQL
  • XML

Databases

  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • SQL Server
  • Sybase

Infrastructure Services

  • Active Directory
  • Apache
  • BIND
  • IIS
  • IPSEC
  • LDAP
  • OpenSSH
  • OpenVPN
  • Postfix
  • Sendmail

Cloud and Virtual

  • Amazon AWS / EC2
  • OpenStack
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • VMWare
  • KVM / QEMU

Enterprise Applications

  • BusinessObjects Data Services
  • BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Oracle BI Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Microsoft SSIS
  • Microsoft SSRS

I have performed work for a number of customers large and small, doing both remote and on-site work. In no particular order :

  • University of Strathclyde
  • University College London
  • National Australia Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Network Rail
  • Eircom
  • Mimtech
  • Golden Charter
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • Angus Council
  • Fuzzy Orange
  • Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
  • Shop Direct
  • Hatfield Philips
  • Scottish Football Association
  • Raileasy
  • Eclectic