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Andy Gibb | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 27, 2013

Andy Gibb

C++ Programming/Design & Writing
   United Kingdom
  |   Bristol, Bristol
  |  12:00 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

My chief skills are C++ programming and object-oriented system design, mainly for Win32 applications. To this end I use Microsoft Visual Studio, design patterns and Agile/TDD methods, with which I'm currently building a genetic algorithm toolkit. Considerable experience of maintaining, supporting & enhancing old software too.

I also write, largely about birds, but I also have three novels; one is actually complete, although still in progress. Also complete is a full-length travelogue through Australasia. Throw in the odd short story and...

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Portfolio

Object-oriented Visual C++ Programming for Win32 Applications
http://thepokerbird.com/about-me/applications-of-genetic-algorithms/genetic-algorithm-toolkit
Blogs, Birds & Novels
A journal about travelling (by train if possible) to find birds at the top bird...
The bitter cold of January does not freeze the birder’s enthusiasm for starting a new...

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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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UK English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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C++

Service Description

Computer Programming and Software Design & Maintenance

Writing - anything from a blog post to a novel! Also help with website design, creation and maintenance.

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Employment

Silvaco International
Senior Visual C++ Programmer
2000 - 2002
Maintained & supported an old platform-independent screen-layout library. This allowed programs to run on Windows by hiding the GUI subset of the Win32 API.
Lanner Group, Redditch
Senior Designer/Programmer
1997 - 1999
Discrete Event Simulation Software. Delivered to a major oil company a tanker scheduling system. It also modelled their ports and the liquid flows through them. Created Unified Modelling Language...

Education

University of Bristol
MSc in Artificial Intelligence
1992 - 1993
University of Bristol
2,1 BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics
1974 - 1977

Keywords

C++
Win32
Visual Studio
object-oriented
Design Patterns
Genetic Algorithms
TDD
blogging
birds
writing
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