VINCENT BARWINSKI

MOBILE:  0427969978
EMAIL:  vince.barwinski@gmail.com
WEBSITE:  http://www.barwinski.net

PROFILE:

An experienced computer professional with a background in software development

Substantial experience in managing computer projects, including the ability to work
under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and utilise problem solving skills to ensure
projects met stated goals and objectives.

Excellent oral skills, such as teaching and presentations that excite and inform students.

PROJECTS COMPLETED:
  • Linux lecture presentation to high school students in Radom Poland

  • Elimination of viruses and mass overhaul of computers at Yu Shiang English Language School Kaohsiung Taiwan while being an English Teacher

  • Ecommerce site Skylandvd, which uses Oscommerce, based on PHP/MySQL.

  • Map attributing of George Town Tasmania, for George Town Council and Tasmanian Roads working for Insight GIS (formerly Landfile Consultancy) Bellerive Hobart Tasmania
    (Now city centre Hobart), using MAPINFO.

  • My own personal website at http://www.barwinski.net

  • Installing and configuring Apache and MySQL servers with PHP.

  • Assembly of computers for various clients


WORK HISTORY:
  • 2006      Spotless on contract to Energex (Present employer)     Brisbane
    Electric/Gas Meter Reader
    • Read electric and gas meters in residential and industrial areas for processing of relevant bills.

  • 2004-2005      Oxbridge Language Centre     Radom Poland
    English Teacher for Adults and Teenagers
    • Prepared and delivered interesting and informative lectures/workshops on a variety of topics, with emphasis on the development of grammar and vocabulary.
    • Designed and prepared customised teaching programs to allow students to develop language skills for various situations.
    • Delivered a highly successful Linux lecture to fifty high school students.
    • Provided mentoring and guidance to university professors at the Radom Institute of Tera-Technology on Scientific English with emphasis on scientific programs within the European Union.
    • Was invited to present a successful campaign involving a local radio program for teaching high school students English. One aspect of which was writing some of the conversation dialogues for the program.
    • As recognition of my innovative teaching style, I had a newspaper actilcle written about myself and my teaching experience in Poland and Taiwan on pages one and three.

  • 2003     Yu Shiang English Language School    Kaohsiung Taiwan
    English Teacher for Adults and Children and Part-time Computer Technician
    • Participated in training classes through the delivery of entertaining and informative lectures to adolescent and high school students.
    • Administered cirriculum for fifth and sixth grade students. Developed lesson plans and instructed all major subject areas, including reading and grammar.
    • Assessed students abilities and evaluated performance.
    • Teaching adult students in preparation for Taiwanese General English Proficiency Test (GEPT)
    • Analysed system performance, then identied and fixed problems on school computers.

  • 2002    Offground Websites    Melbourne
    Web Design with PHP/MySQL (Working from home)

    • Working as an external consultant on a contract basis, I designed and developed e-commerce websites for various clients.
    • Skylandvd store. Designing and writing code for admin pages for the importing of spreadsheets for new stock into a MySQL database. Pages for the handling of e-commerce transactions, eg by credit card and pages for the general admin of the site.
    • Inscorp finance co. Design of admin pages for the general admin of the site.

  • 2001    Insight GIS    Hobart
    Mapping Attibuter

    • Projects meticulously completed for George Town City Council and Tasmanian Roads using the MapInfo GIS program. Accuracy and attention to detail was of prime importance.

  • 2000    Hymans Auctioneers    Eagle Farm Brisbane
    Computer Hardware/Software Auditor

    • Hardware and software auditor for client NDC in Brisbane Metro area and Toowoomba

  • 1999    Channel 7      Mt Cootha Brisbane
    Computer Technician
    • PC Assembly and PC/network troubleshooting.
    • Dealing with personnel in various departments and prioritising tasks.

EDUCATION:
  • 2003    Global TESOL Institiute        Brisbane
    Advanced TESOL Certificate / Computer English Specialisation

  • 1999    Computer Power Training Institute       Brisbane
    Certificate IV Computer Maintenance (Average Mark 91%)

  • 1997    South Bank Institute of TAFE        South Brisbane
    Associate Diploma Electronic Engineering


REFEREES:
  • Greg Ozdoba
    Former Director of Studies
    Oxbridge Language Centre
    Radom Poland
    Email: grzegorzozdoba@op.pl

  • Ewa Kowalik
    Director of Studies
    English First jezyka angielskiego
    Radom Poland
    Phone: 48 48 369 0304
    Email: ewa.kowalik@englishfirst.com

  • Rob Rowell
    Manager/Director InsightGIS
    Phone: 61 3 6234 5833
    Email: rob@insightgis.com.au

  • David Dunne
    Technical Officer Digital Systems
    Channel Seven Brisbane
    Phone: 61 7 3369 7777