Curriculum Vitae - Christopher Gordon Jeffries

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Chris Jeffries
Jalan Muding Pertiwi No 8,
Muding Kelod, Kerobokan,
Bali, Indonesia
Phone number (UK): +44 208 133 5962
Phone number (Bali): +62 85857 012496


Germanfluent but not recently used
Chinese (Mandarin) written and spoken (though now very rusty)
>Bahasia Indonesia Studied at university. Now used daily


General Objectives
  • To find ways to use my existing knowledge and experience in computer systems, ecology and language to develop new knowledge, especially where such new knowledge can have a beneficial environmental impact.
  • To exploit my teaching and presentation skills.
Description of my preferred activity: Creative
Part of motivated team
Interacting with people
Opportunities to learn more
Date of Availability: Immediate
Category: Information Systems, Ecological protection
Description of my working partners: Forward looking; Prepared to invest in research and development; Respected in their field; Having a clear focus.
Preferred Work Locations Telecommute; Bali, Indonesia; Kunming, Yunnan, China; Kucing, Malaysia;
Work Status I am a UK National


2015 Minor activities in teaching and web site consultancy
Community development activities.
2014 Community Project Building add-ons for a Wordpress site
2012-13 Private projects Ecological Property Development, Bali
Building web site for professional photographer
Occasional Private English Language teaching - continues to present
2007-2011 This period spent in Study (Chinese, Indonesian, MSc Architecture). See Education section
2000 - 2006 Farnborough College of Technology, Farnborough, UK

Web Co-ordinator, responsible for all aspects of web based delivery both for student intranet and public web site.

Used: ASP/ADO; Filemaker based DHTML; Javascript and CSS; PHP; MySQL Principally for the development of a CMS. This was first developed in ASP/ADO and later ported and further developed using the PHP/MySQL/Apache platform initially for reasons of portability and the freedom to change the base OS to Unix when appropriate. Filemaker was used to support legacy web applications

In addition to site management and development, I was responsible for teaching web technology and for liaising with staff at all levels to encourage system integration and use of the web based technology in new and innovative ways, including the use of virtual learning environments such as Moodle

10/1987 - 6/2000 Solution Designers Ltd, Woking, UK MD
  • Supplied, configured and installed new file server (Netware 4.2) for hotel in Bayswater and migrated applications and data from existing Netware 3.15 server.
  • Design, programming, implementation, training and support for sales order processing system based on Clipper 5.2, Btrieve, Netware.
  • Design program & implement event triggered Visual Basic custom add-on.
  • Visual basic add-ons, systems design and implementation of systems based on Act! Contact manager.
  • Designed and published web pages for Liberal Democrats
  • Designed and installed networked systems 
  • User Manual for Contact Management Software system
  • User Manual for Personal productivity software
  • Training for Personal productivity software
2/1986 - 10/1987 Fletcher Dennys Systems Ltd, Richmond, Surrey UK Product Manager

Product and support manager for PC dealership. I managed a team evaluating new products for sale. I managed a support desk for a while. I was part of and then managed a pre-sales support team, helping sales consultants to formulate solutions to meet clients' needs

970 - 2/1986 Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC including 

  • design and implementation of on-line mainframe database systems (Adabas), Cobol programming, 
  • business and systems analysis 
  • Implementation and training consultant for the implementation of email systems.
  • Project manager for set up of factory in Hong Kong.
8/1968 - 1/1970

Avdel Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, UK

Trainee programmer, programming in COBOL and ICL PLAN (1900 Assembler code)


2011 Indonesian Language study Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia
2007-10 Chinese Language study Yunnan Normal University, Dong Fang School of Oriental Language and Culture, Kunming.
2008-9 MSc Architecture - Advanced Environmental Engineering Studies Centre for Alternative Technology, University of East London, UK
Distinction grade achieved
9/1997 GCSE French grade C Woking College, UK-Surrey-Woking
1997 Teaching English as a Foreign Language grade C (TESOL, Trinity College London) Woking College, UK-Southern-Woking
1993 Unix administration Hoskyns, UK-London
1987 Certificate in Novell Netware installation and Administration. UK-Southern-Havant
1973 NCC certificate in Systems Analysis Middlesex College of Technology, UK-London-Enfield
8/1968 GCE
‘A’ level Maths, Physics
‘O’ level 9 including Maths, English, German
Hatfield Technical school, 



HTML and web page design Good Currently Used Since 2000
PHP Script Good Currently used Since 2004
Database Design Expert Currently used Since 1975
Wordpress (focus: plug-ins) Good Last used March 2015 Since 2014
Javascript Intermediate Currently Used Since 2004
"C" programming language Intermediate Last used 2002 2 years
Sales Support Expert Last used 2000 5 years
VBScript (for ASP) Rusty Last used 2004 1 years


Penny Croft Farnborough College of Technology
Computer Service acting Manager
+44 1252 407164
Li Jie Yunnan university See reference letter
Department of Tourism and Geography Sciences Yunnan Normal University See reference letter
Folleterre Stewards Folleterre Foundation Please contact me for contact details


I have designed and presented a number of training courses on various pieces of
software and techniques including: Ventura Publisher; QED (a networked workgroup/personal assistant system); Using CSS; Streaming media

I regularly give informal 1 to 1 teaching in various packages including Word and Excel and web page production.

I did most of the design of the first web site which was published by the Liberal Democrats. This site included a large number of pages which were programmatically generated from raw data offline and uploaded as static HTML. The site managed information directories and press releases amongst other things.

I have written User Manuals for two commercial software clients.

I have written a number of utilities in Visual Basic, often interacting with other applications via dynamic data exchange.

I have written web applications using VBScript with ADO, and PHP with MySQL/ADODB/DBX/PDO, Including photography mamagement, and accounting applications, as well utilities for integration with existing systems - for example between Farnborough College public web site and its student administration sytem in order to extract course data.