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Pete's Work Situation

Pete spent a career working in IT, in Software Development, until his parents' deaths in 2012. He worked at quite a senior level, as a consultant for various financial institutions in the City. Once his parents' probates were sorted, in 2014, Pete decided to take a break from IT and followed his cycling hobby, to train as and become a bicycle mechanic.

However in February 2016, Pete suffered a stroke, which means he's no longer able to be a mechanic. Much of the time following a stroke is spent getting yourself back up to speed physically, which is important, but Pete had some catching up to do in terms of his knowledge, so at the start of 2018 Pete started re-sharpening his previous IT skills with a view to returning to work. As he spent much of his day sitting behind a desk, the effects of the stroke are less prohibitive.

Whilst Pete specialised in working at a "system design" level, he found that all of his clients expected him to also posess hands-on development skills, and it is these skills which Pete has been able to brush up. In fact, these few web pages were one of his small projects towards refreshing his ASP.NET MVC.


So, in addition to embarking on technical projects, Pete also maintains a CV and a profile on a couple of sites including his LinkedIn page.

If you look at Pete's profile, you'll see he's mainly a Microsoft guy - I soppose C# is the "main" tool. And, with over 20 years' experience, he has worked on all parts of systems, from SQL Server, or Oracle, databases right through to web or Windows desktop front ends. Pus, of course, the bits in between!