Eoin F.G. Houston


0131 208 3963       07772 695991

born 1972

An adaptable and experienced Web Technician. Shows strong fault finding and a broad range of technical skills. Linux administrator, supporter of open source software and web based applications. A confident, articulate and approachable person.

Current Skills

IT » Linux » Networking » LTSP » Apache » XHTML & CSS » PHP & MySQL » VoIP » technology recycling
Sound communicator » methodical » easily motivated » time manages well » intuitive learner

Additional Abilities

Microsoft Windows » Microsoft Office » ECDL tutoring » Photoshop
Electronics fault finding » DIY » basic German

Other Interests

Youth Work » Photography » Hi-Fi » cycling & walking


Other ICT Support

Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Manufacturer of fund raising items.

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Refurbished and updated website. User training. Online purchasing consultation.

Gorgie City Farm

Education focused urban green space.

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Interim refurbishment of dated website. Subsequently created and project managed replacement site, organising input from many departments and presented in logical way. Integrated Paypal. User training in updating. www.gorgiecityfarm.org.uk
Consolidated data and establshed centralised file store. Installed and managed LTSP server. System administration on Linux and Windows PCs. Upgraded network. Developed and configured network printing. Migrated email hosting to Google Apps. Installed VoIP server, integrating with exisiting exchange and handsets.

Re-Union Canal Boats

Social enterprise run corporate venue.

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Ad-hoc training in webite updating. www.re-union.org.uk
Refurbished workstations, sourcing and instaling legitimate, 'free' Microsoft software. Consolidated all files. Cleaned up, consolidated and moved email hosting to Google Apps. Reconfigured network.

Remember When

LGBT reminiscence group.

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Re-designed website for LGBT reminiscence group. Organised wealth of material for online use including digitising interviews and publishing transcripts. www.rememberwhen.org.uk

WHALE Arts Agency

Community art space.

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Relocated website in-house at zero cost. Trained users in updating. www.whalearts.co.uk
Established in-house server for file share, web hosting and network management utilising existing equipment and services. Rsync offsite backup, web statistics, antivirus all running on server. Refurbished 30+ work stations, sourcing and installing legitimate, 'free' Microsoft software.

Living Memory Association

Reminiscence and historical reaserch group.

Screenshot of LMA's photo archive homepage.
Designed, wrote and installed searchable photo archive using PHP and MySQL. Trained users in updating. www.livingmemory.org.uk/photoarchive
General support maintaining XP work stations and network. Ad-hoc advice on scanning, printing, desktop software such as Microsoft Office and web tools.

Scottish Archaeology

Promoters of conservation and heritage management.

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General updating of website, tuition for the managers and development of an online database of the Archaeology Month events. Rolling graphics on home page. www.scottisharchaeology.org.uk
Liased with remote IT department configuring web server and database.

Edinburgh University Settlement

Training and Development organisation.

Lead technical architect of web based training module for blended learning child care course. Configured LAMP server to integrate with Windows 2003 server for user authentication using LDAP. Designed and collaborated on website and database containing several hundred pages and capable of users assessment and tracking. Contained restricted teacher section for monitoring. www.childcarecourses.org
Occasional assistance in workstation configuration. In-house advice on getting the most from common desktop software packages.

Air Cadets

Voluntary youth group.

Designed from scratch a website for the Scotland & Northern Ireland Region of the Air Cadets. Subsequently introduced and integrated Mambo CMS. Customised a few PHPs scripts to suit needs. Later investigated upgrading to Drupal. www.aircadets-sni.org.uk
Designed website for Edinburgh & South Scotland wing. Contained trial of online member administration utilising PHP and MySQL.
Moved two Squadrons onto Google Apps hosting. Utilising email hosting, web editing, group calendar and online word processing.
Networked two Squadrons at nil cost. Reinstalled workstations with legitimate, 'free' Microsoft software. Built flight simulator utilising projector. Installed LTSP server and configured dated work stations for network booting. Housed network files share utlising SAMBA for Microsoft machines.

Ruth Research

Geneaologist and historical researcher.

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Setup website on Google Apps and sourced graphics. www.ruthresearch.co.uk
Advised on IT purchases, Linux and XP on tablet computer, fixed faults.

DC Activities

Outdoor Activities provider.

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Initial exploration of the business potential of a website. Very graphic focused. www.dcactivities.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Health All Round

Community health group.

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Advised and delivered training on updating. www.healthallround.org.uk
Cleaned up and enhanced performance of work stations. Established centralised file store. Configured network printing. Trialled CygWin instalation.