Derek is a Software Developer, with decades of experience in analysis, design and development in the IT field, with the last fifteen years in Marine Biodiversity.
Previously he owned his own software business in Canada, providing contract work to various university-based projects (Canadian Healthy Oceans Network at Memorial University, St. John’s; Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie, Halifax), the Centre for Marine Biodiversity, and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Before that he worked in banking and manufacturing, but found he preferred working with scientists.
Derek has a BSc (Computer and Information Science) from Athabasca University. He is currently working on a major revision of the CPR Console application and its associated database schema, and will be responsible for the software side of GACS (Global Alliance of CPR Surveys).
Most of Derek’s hobbies begin with the letter ‘B’. Bridge (a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League), Beer & Wine (he judges both professional and amateur competitions), Books, and … dogs. He’ll be found most weekends walking the South West Coast Path or Dartmoor, with the most beautiful dog in Devon.
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