Dr. Tristan Roddis

Date of birth:

26th February 1971





01273 382 386 or 07960 731188


Work Experience

July 2001-present

Full-time contract work

Spectra developer for BamberForsyth, London. Large scale content-managed e-commerce site for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

June 2001-July 2001

Full-time contract work

Perl programmer for Wunderman, London. Used Perl 5 on Solaris to perform complex financial calculations for Ford Credit Europe and return the results in both XML and HTML.

March 2001-June 2001

Full-time contract work

Web developer for Nettec plc, London. See project summary below.

Oct. 2000-Feb. 2001

Part-time voluntary work

Web developer, trainer and technical advisor for Milpas A.C., Oaxaca, Mexico. Created a PHP/MySQL system for managing information about rural youth groups.

Sept. 1998-Sept. 2000


Web developer for Nettec plc, London. See project summary below.

Project Experience

Multilingual websites for AXA Investment Managers (

Senior developer in 7-person team. Spectra was used as part of a framework to provide syndicated content to a variety of AXA sites. Also included an XML Reuters news feed and dynamic graph generation using Perl.

Technologies used: Spectra 1.5, Coldfusion 4.5, Perl 5, XML/XSLT, CVS, UML, Sybase Enterprise Server, Sun Solaris, iPlanet Enterprise and Directory Server.

Extranet and website for B&W Loudspeakers (

Technical architect and lead developer in a team of 5 people for a 600 man-day project. A clustered Spectra application provided sophisticated content management, personalisation and e-commerce capabilities.

Technologies used: Spectra 1.01, Coldfusion 4.5, ClusterCats, Perl 5, MS SQLServer 7.0, NT Server 4, IIS 4.

Project Experience cont.

Intranet for the Design Council (

Sole developer for this knowledge management intranet that was designed to search and index local and remote data sources via a customised web-based interface.

Technologies used: Convera Retrievalware 6.7, MS SQLServer 6.5, NT Server 4, IIS 4.

Recruitment websites for Arthur Andersen and Nettec plc.

Technical designer and developer for a customisable recruitment engine. The system was resold by Nettec and its affiliates under the brand name JobMagnet (

Technologies used: Coldfusion 4.0, MS SQLServer 6.5, NT Server 4, IIS 4.

Miscellaneous projects

Developed a number of dynamic corporate websites, intranets and extranets. Also customised Intershop e-commerce catalogue sites using TLE scripting and Perl modules.

Technologies used: Intershop 3, Sybase 11, Access 95 to 2000, MySQL 3.23, Perl, PHP, ASP, Java applets, CVS, Sun Solaris, iPlanet Enterprise and Directory Server (LDAP).


Oct. 1994 -


Ph.D. "A laboratory investigation of the heterogeneous reactions of atmospheric halogen and NOx species." University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Oct. 1990 -

June 1994

B.Sc. Hons. First Class, Chemistry with a European Language. University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rouen, France.

Sept. 1982 -

July 1989

'A' Levels: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Spanish - all at grade A.

'O' Levels: 6 at grade A, 5 at grade B. Frensham Heights School, Farnham, UK.


I am fluent in French and Spanish. I also have a basic knowledge of Japanese, German and Catalan.

Other Interests

Geeky things: I am extremely interested in open source software, and have created a number of personal sites using technologies such as Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Python , the GIMP, ImageMagick, WML, XML/XSLT, Mailman, Cocoon and Zope.

Travel: I have traveled widely and lived in Mexico, France, Spain, Jordan, Iran, Sudan and Egypt.

Sports: in-line skating, cycling, squash and table-football.

References and further information available on request.