Leaving grammar school, after a spell in the Royal Navy; Andy became a computer operator. Made redundant in 1976 Andy then attended Salford University, where he gained a Bachelor of Science with honours in 'Electronic Computer Systems'.
During these years as a student Andy continued to gain experience as a computer operator at weekends and holidays.
While at Salford University Andy joined the British Computer Society, being elected as a full member (MBCS) in 1987. In 1990 Andy had the honour of 'Chartered Systems Engineer' (CEng) bestowed on him by the Engineering Council.
Upon leaving Salford University Andy gained information technology experience in several software houses, rising to Information Technology Manager for a national company, a position he held for several years.
In the early nineties Andy started Optionchain Ltd. concentrating and targeting mainly on the Oracle and Microsoft development environments.
Optionchain was approached in the early 1990's to develop a call centre application, this was in its time a very successful VB application The Contact System with nearly a hundred seats across several companies.
Andy's Skills include Design, Development and Support for the last 40 plus years specialising with Microsoft tools, utilising all aspects of Dot Net with C# and VB, this across Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL databases, along with legacy VB6 and Classic ASP migration. A large majority of my time has been as a team lead with mentoring capacity of one type or another.
Andy has spent a considerable amount of time involved with British Swimming; both as an Official and in the organisation and running of swimming events. In this capacity it requires regular updates of CPD’s for Child Protection, Diversity and Contemporary Issues; Andy also, on a voluntary basis look after the web presence for a local Swimming League and his County, and on-line competition entry for with both the County and Regional websites.
Andy White Bsc MBCS CEng can offer over forty years experience in the information technology field.