George

The Sky’s the Limit

Hello Friend,

This page was set up, so you can get an overview of who I am, what I do, and how we can keep in touch. Before you venture into my posts and free information, please take a moment to get acquainted.

My passion is education, quality education and ICT. I strongly believe that good education is the key to a world full of peace, prosperity and happiness.

With regard to ICT, I was on friendly terms with the legendary C64 and made my first steps with BASIC. My first PC had a 105MB hard disk and, at the time, a very proud owner at the time. Hard to believe these days. In 1993 I wrote my first website in HTML. In 1995 I started coding for my own company. In 1997 I discovered the power of Perl/PHP and MySQL in order to serve dynamic websites and I have continued to develop an intimate relationship with these tools since. In the following years I learnt the advantages of CSS, the skies and the limits of JavaScript (and Ajax). I am also well acquainted with the popular Apache webserver. Wherever possible I favour the OS Linux, the David in numbers and Goliath in performance. Find a more detailed list of my skills in my Online Resume.

At TigerICT.com we monitor many school websites and can see enormous potential for schools to develop quality and reliability on a daily basis. Unfortunately many schools have a very slow decision making process and have experienced limitations with other providers of ICT.

We can make an average website a success for parents, teachers and students and a pleasure to use for administrators, registrars and managers. Often we face the argument “But we have a website” in discussions. The same way you can have a website you can have a car. If you are happy with your 10 year old Honda Jazz, you shouldn’t seek to change it. But if you feel that everything is a bit tight, it’s slow and uses a lot of petrol… we should have a word. So if your school website leaves many desires unanswered, if it is slow and needs a lot of time, we should have a word.

The products and services that we provide at TigerICT.com help your school to stand out, get noticed, and get more business!

My wife Deborah used to be a principal in an international school. So you can imagine, we know schools from the inside and the outside. And so far I haven’t come across a school that we couldn’t help to improve. Even our number one role model, University of Cambridge, profited from our work.

Friend requests are always welcome, if you are somehow connected to a school, perhaps a teacher, manager or administrator or a passionate parent or student. Please don’t send a friend request if you are promoting doubtful stuff or have no sense for education and its importance in our society.

You can connect with me in several ways:

Currently my preferred platforms are LinkedIn, facebook and Twitter. Google+ is still in an experimental phase. But feel free to have a go anyway.

Resume for download

Click here to download a PDF version of my resume. The phone numbers and e-mail-address of my references have been obscured in this public version of my CV to protect their privacy. Please ask, and I will gladly provide them.

Online Resume

This is the education and work history part of my resume. The following table is designed to give you an easy to understand summary of my current skills. The items are grouped together as I saw fit and within a group are ordered by alphabet. The groups follow this logic: First management and personal attributes and skills and then technical.

  General Personal Attributes/Skills
  Attention to Detail  
  Can-do Attitude  
  Change Management  
  Coaching  
  Critical Thinking  
  Decision Making  
  Effectiveness  
  Flexibility  
  Sense of Humour  
  Independent IT/ICT Analysis  
  Lead-by-example  
  Multi-tasking  
  Organization and Prioritization Skills  
  Patience  
  Presentation Skills  
  Problem Analysis  
  Problem Solving  
  Project Management  
  Public Speaking  
  Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  
  Social Media  
  Team Leadership  
  Time Management/Deadline reliability  
  Verbal and Personal Communication  
  Fields of Expertise
  ICT  
  International Schools  
  Logistics  
  Mail Order  
  Retail  
  Human Languages
  Arabic  
  English  
  German (native)  
  Italian  
  Programming Languages
  Active Server Pages (ASP)  
  BASIC, Visual Basic, VBS  
  C/C++  
  Java  
  JavaScript  
  Perl  
  PHP  
  Ruby  
  SQL  
  Markup Languages
  CSS  
  HTML/HTML5  
  WikiMarkup  
  XML/XHTML  
  Libraries/Frameworks
  Ajax  
  Dojo  
  Google Web Toolkit  
  jQuery  
  MooTools  
  .NET  
  Prototype  
  Script.aculo.us  
  Template Toolkit 2 (TT2)  
  Operating Systems
  Linux/FreeBSD  
  MacOS  
  MS-DOS  
  Windows  
  Hardware
  AS/400 (IBM)  
  Android Mobile  
  Apple iPad  
  Apple iPhone  
  Apple iPod  
  Blackberry Mobile  
  Desktop PC (HP)  
  Laptop PC (HP, Dell, Toshiba, Compaq)  
  Netbook PC (HP)  
  Nokia Mobile  
  S/36 (IBM)  
  Web/Networking
  Apache  
  Cloud  
  DHCP  
  DNS  
  Domain management  
  Dovecot  
  Hosting in general  
  IIS  
  LAN  
  Postfix  
  ProFTPD  
  SSH/VPN  
  Samba  
  TCP/IP  
  WAN  
  WINS  
  Webalizer  
  Others: nginx, GWS...  
  Web Browsers
  Chrome/Chromium  
  Firefox/Iceweasel  
  Internet Explorer  
  Lynx  
  Mobile  
  Opera  
  Safari  
  Others: Epiphany, Midori, Konqueror...  
  Email Clients
  Eudora  
  Evolution  
  Gmail  
  KMail  
  Outlook Express  
  Outlook  
  Thunderbird/Icedove  
  Others: Notes, Hotmail...  
  Office Application Software
  LibreOffice  
  Lotus SmartSuite  
  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel...)  
  Microsoft Works  
  OpenOffice  
  School management systems (SMS, SIS)
  SEMS  
  Edusite Business  
  Gobal Horizon  
  Paradigm  
  Aim2Achive  
  E-learning/blended learning/Virtual School
  Academic Earth  
  Blackboard  
  edX  
  Lore  
  Moodle  
  SOPHIA  
  Database management systems
  Filemaker  
  FoxPro  
  Microsoft Access  
  MySQL  
  Oracle  
  PostgreSQL  
  SQL Server  
  SQLite  
  Other Desktop Application Software
  Adobe Illustrator  
  Adobe InDesign  
  Adobe PageMaker  
  Adobe Photoshop  
  CorelDRAW  
  Gimp  
  ImageMagick  
  Inkscape  
  Project  
  Publisher  
  QuarkXPress  
  VIM  

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