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Nicholas Tolley Cottrell
Nicholas Tolley Cottrell

curriculum vitae

Location
Paris, France and
Stockholm, Sweden
Website
www.niccottrell.com
Email
nic@cottrell.net
Phone
+33 6 76 59 21 07 (France)
+46 7 08 85 96 90 (Sweden)
Skype
niccottrell

Citizenships

  • Sweden
  • Australia

Languages

  • English
  • Swedish
  • French (intermediate)
  • German (basic)
  • Spanish (basic)
  • Icelandic (basic)

Residencies

  • Stockholm, Sweden (10 years)
  • Reykjavik, Iceland (2 years)
  • Paris, France (6 months)
  • Gold Coast, Australia (3 years)
  • Toronto, Canada (6 months)
  • Adelaide, Australia

Leadership positions

  • Director, Transmachina AB (2002-)
  • Treasurer, Nejlikan 2 (2009-)
  • President, Toastmasters Stockholm (2005-06)
  • Vice President of French and Spanish Society,
    Bond University (2000)
  • President, IT Student Association, 

    Bond University (1999-2000)
  • Founder, Cyburbia Network Services (1995-1998)

Current Activities

Past Employment

  • Consultant to Inter-Parliamentary Union (2004-2011)
  • Consultant to Hex.is (2003)
  • Project Manager at OZ.com (2001-2002)
  • Co-Founder of Cyburbia Network Services (1995-1998)

Education

Management experience

  • Cross-cultural software development projects and teams
  • Offshoring teams in Uzbekistan, India and Venezuela
  • Working with customers within the UN, EU and related NGO/IGO partners
  • Responding to calls for tenders

Technical skills

  • Java (up to and including Java 7)
    • Java Persistence API (JPA)
    • Java Data Objects (JDO) with Kodo
    • Enterprise development (JSP and servlets)
    • Struts 1.x and 2.x
    • JUnit 3 and 4
  • MongoDB and Morphia Java interface
  • Database design, MySQL and Amazon RDS
  • Linux (CentOS, Apache, Tomcat administration, Amazon EC2)
  • Web development
    • Drupal, WordPress and PHP
    • Perl and shell scripting
    • Adobe ColdFusion (Server admin and development)
  • Prolog (GNU)
  • R for statistical computing 
  • Moses SMT system

Memberships

Interests

  • Management in the IT industry
  • Computational Linguistics and AI
  • European Culture
  • History & Ancient Literature
  • Science & Technology
  • Leisure activities including Running, Innebandy and Fencing

Online Presence