Thomas Cook :: Technical Direction for broadband/ video travel site

thomas-cook-inspires-3 It was my responsibility to manage, plan, develop and implement a ‘revolutionary’ video-based travel website, specifically for broadband, for their client, Thomas Cook. The site featured detailed holiday searches that provided video-based content for all countries, resorts and hotels on their database. Another feature was the ability to send any of these videos directly to your mobile, you PC, Mac or even iPod. Developed in Flash, with a JavaScript powered Windows Media overlay for the video content, I also oversaw the development of the Java backend and its’ bespoke CMS that provide the site with XML based API’s, liaising daily with the third party providers on all areas like, video streaming, mobile delivery, tracking as well as attending numerous project and planning meetings with the Thomas Cook management.

BBC Jam :: Planning & implementation of a BBC Jam project

It was my responsibility to help Illumina Digital, a top digital content provider, plan and implement a Digital Curriculum Project for the BBC’s Jam site. The cutting-edge commission involved users collaborating on a series of missions through which they could learn or test themselves on all aspects of the science curriculum. The project featured interactive video feeds with real-time updates and all content was localised for English, Welsh, Scottish and Gaelic speakers. I was also responsible, after my work at Microsoft, for writing the web service classes that the project was built on.

Microsoft :: Technical Consultant

The Digital Curriculum (including the now defunct BBC Jam) provided e-learning for all schools in the UK. It delivers high quality video, audio and interactive educational content over the Web. I was employed as part of the IM Group, to work as a consultant for Microsoft (and whilst there, Hewlett Packard). I advised and instructed the project managers on the best way to implement a Flash GUI throughout the Digital Curriculum. I was also responsible for developing a range of Flash/JavaScript API’s in ActionScript 2 for integrating the projects Web Services for use by all content providers.

Pelagon :: Flash UI for .NET Print Annotation Software

Responsible for redeveloping the Flash front-end, ironing out any existing bugs and adding additional functionality. The finished product had the ability for users to annotate, edit and preview their print jobs remotely, create different levels of users, follow amendment histories and collaborate in real-time.