Arcware Solutions Ltd

Arcware Solutions Limited (ARC) offers IT and business process outsourcing services. It has partnered with suppliers in South East Asia and manages the entire outsourcing process.

Testimonial from Ray Catindig, co-founder:

“Highly industrious and knowledgeable about the Technical landscape and, most importantly, maintains a high level of moral fiber.”

My Role as a co-founder

Project Manager and Technical Advisor, 2003 to 2007

My role in ARC is divided into several areas:

  • Project manager for client projects.
  • A manager for the company’s IT infrastructure.
  • A technical advisor when bidding for projects.

Most of my time is spent working with clients and clients to assess what a project involves. Together, we identify what are the business and technical requirements; select suitable suppliers; and provide specification documents.

Web Developer

I re-coded our original static website it for W3C standards compliance and accessibility using WCAG. The website was optimised, reducing average page sizes from 300k to under 120k. Technical skills important for the website project were:

  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Apache
  • Linux
  • Knowledge of W3C standards
  • Knowledge of WCAG

The Centre for Filipinos

The Centre for Filipinos (CF) is a UK-based non-governmental organisation. It was set up to help Filipinos enrich the quality of their lives in the UK, and maintain their distinct and unique cultural identity.

My Role as a freelance

Consultant, May 2004 to Jan 2005

CF wanted to review its processes for managing information. It wanted to find out how it could improve knowledge sharing between staff and service users.

With the help of staff and other volunteers, I identified important areas where information could be shared more effectively. I also suggested how it could improve the current information management processes.

Web Developer, Mar 2003 to Jan 2008

I am on CF‘s management committee and have been volunteering my work for many years. In 2003 the Centre asked me to develop its website to help with community outreach work. Since it wanted the site to be as inclusive as possible, it was designed and coded with accessibility in mind.

Technical skills important for the website project were:

  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Knowledge of W3C standards
  • Knowledge of WCAG

Travel Agency (name withheld)

This travel agency specialises in flights to South-East Asia. After being in business for several years, it found that its Microsoft Access database was no longer sufficient.

My Role as a freelance

Database developer, Apr 2004 to Jun 2004

This project required me to analyse the company’s existing Microsoft Access database; redesign a new model; install and set-up a MySQL database on the
company’s Apple OS X server.

Technical skills important for this role were:

  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • MySQL
  • UML
  • Apple OS X (Darwin)
  • Microsoft Windows 98 and XP

Web developer, Apr 2004 to Jun 2004

After migrating from Microsoft Access to MySQL, the company needed me to develop a web front-end for their new database. It is used by separate office locations over VPN as the company’s main application for CRM and sales transactions.

Technical skills important for this role were:

  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Apache
  • Apple OS X (Darwin)
  • Knowledge of W3C standards
  • Knowledge of WCAG

Leading Mobile Operators (names withheld)

These companies rank among the world’s leading mobile operators.

My Role as a CMG consultant

Consultant, Advanced Mobile Solutions Team

As a consultant under CMG‘s Advanced Mobile Solutions team, I worked with several leading mobile operators. Only a brief summary of some projects are included to keep the details confidential.

Developer, Location Based Services for web and WAP

An operator developed a platform to collect information about a mobile user’s geographic location. It enabled innovative location based services over web and WAP browsers. I was part of a development and testing team adding new features to the platform.

Technical skills important for this project:

  • Java
  • XML
  • XHTML
  • CSS

Developer, Web-based Photo Album Application

I was part of a team to add new features to a web-based photo album for MMS photos.

Technical skills important for this project:

  • Java
  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • WAP
  • WML

Developer, Intranet Database

An operator needed a Knowledge Management Database for mobile device features. The application needed to publish its data as web pages on the company’s intranet. I designed and developed the database using Microsoft Access. VBA modules were used to output web pages.

Technical skills important for this project:

  • Microsoft Access
  • VBA
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • CSS