I have a wide variety of experience working with digital technology and software development. I have recently published my first commercial desktop application, Offstage Controls Protocol Emulator, a network control protocol emulator. I developed it in C# with an electron front end interface utilising vue.js. During my career I have demonstrated a variety of transferable skills including running a production team, managing strict production schedules, working with large budgets and communicating effectively with colleagues, students, and the public.
Fraser Connolly MSc PGCert BA(hons) FHEA MBCS
Glasgow, ScotlandSoftware Developer, Support Technician, and Lecturer
Higher Education Sector
IT Support Technician
2020 - Present
University of StrathclydeTechnician to the department of architecture and the faculty of engineering operations team. Web developer of the Architecture Showcase website.
Production Technician, Digital
2017 - 2019
Royal Central School of Speech and DramaI taught technical theatre skills to BA and MA students. I supported learning by providing practical expertise whilst encouraging students to think creatively to solve problems. I recently completed a PGCert in teaching and learning during which I researched ways to improve the teaching practices for lighting control protocols.
Senior Software Developer
2015 - 2016
Artistic Licence Engineering LtdI developed desktop software using Visual Studio C# and Borland C++ as well as PIC Microchip firmware using MPLAB X. As a senior manager, I supervised colleagues and collaborated on product design.
2013 - 2015
Artistic Licence Engineering LtdI managed the company's product assemblies including the outsourcing of PCB assemblies and cases. I also supervised product testing and packaging.
Junior R&D Technician
2012 - 2013
Artistic Licence Engineering LtdI tested the company's software products and redeveloped the web interface for Multi-Play to make it iOS compatible.
2017 - PresentI founded Offstage Controls to develop and launch the Offstage Controls Protocol Emulator which supports the development of ethernet based lighting control products by emulating ethernet lighting hardware.
Embedded Website DesignI re-developed the embedded website on a popular Art-Net ethernet gateway utilising a PIC32 microcontroller.
Visiting LecturerI have run several classes on lighting control protocols and lighting control networks.
Electronic Theatre PropsI have worked on Arduino and electronic props for theatre and live entertainment events.
Cyber Security PGCert - Graduate Apprenticeship
2020 - Ongoing
University of Strathclyde
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2018 - 2019
Royal Central School of Speech and DramaAction Research - development of a protocol emulator to support the teaching of lighting control systems.
MSc Software Engineering
2012 - 2013
University of WestminsterModules: Algorithmics | Database Languages | Enterprise Development | Object Orientated Programming | Software Design Dissertation: Theatre Control using Art-Net and Open Sound Control
BA Theatre Practice – Production Lighting
Central School of Speech and Drama
- Chief electrician on Divine Words
- Deputy chief electrician on Epsom Downs
- Set electrician on Guys and Dolls
- Venue chief electrician on Common Chorus and As I Lay Dying
Rhino – Level 1
Simply Rhino Limited
First Aid at Work
Intermediate Electricity for Entertainment Technicians
Lamp and Pencil
Software Developer / Results Officer
2009 - 2017
Wiltshire Schools' Athletic AssociationIn 2015 WSAA hosted the South West Cross Country Championship for which I developed a data entry and analysis solution. The solution included mobile and web applications to capture participant’s times and positions more effectively and accurately.
2016 - 2017
National Student PrideI was proud to support the work of NSP by arranging technical aspects of the 2016 and 2017 events.
Blender 3D model of the Embassy Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama