Fraser Connolly

About me

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.

Skills

C# 99%
Website design 85%
Unity 3D 80%
Database Design 75%
Arduino 70%

CV

Summary

Fraser Connolly MSc PGCert BA(hons) FHEA MBCS

Glasgow, Scotland

Software Developer, Support Technician, and Lecturer

Higher Education Sector

IT Support Technician

2020 - Present

University of Strathclyde

Technician 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 Drama

I 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.

Private Sector

Senior Software Developer

2015 - 2016

Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd

I 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.

Production Coordinator

2013 - 2015

Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd

I 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 Ltd

I tested the company's software products and redeveloped the web interface for Multi-Play to make it iOS compatible.

Freelance

Offstage Controls

2017 - Present
I 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 Design

I re-developed the embedded website on a popular Art-Net ethernet gateway utilising a PIC32 microcontroller.

Visiting Lecturer

I have run several classes on lighting control protocols and lighting control networks.

Electronic Theatre Props

I have worked on Arduino and electronic props for theatre and live entertainment events.

Education

Cyber Security PGCert - Graduate Apprenticeship

2020 - Ongoing

University of Strathclyde

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2018 - 2019

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Action Research - development of a protocol emulator to support the teaching of lighting control systems.

MSc Software Engineering

2012 - 2013

University of Westminster

Modules: 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

2009-2012

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

Training Courses

Rhino – Level 1

2019

Simply Rhino Limited

First Aid at Work

2017

Red Cross

Intermediate Electricity for Entertainment Technicians

2017

Lamp and Pencil

Practical Pyrotechnics

2011

Just FX

PAT Competency

2010

Techno Serve

Voluntary Sector

Software Developer / Results Officer

2009 - 2017

Wiltshire Schools' Athletic Association

In 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.

Production Officer

2016 - 2017

National Student Pride

I was proud to support the work of NSP by arranging technical aspects of the 2016 and 2017 events.
Blender

Embassy Theatre

Blender 3D model of the Embassy Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Software Development

Code formatting in Umbraco

Adding code formatted text to Umbraco RTE.

Software Development

Umbraco Client Dependency

Updating client dependency in Umbraco.

Software Development

PDF splitter

I was asked by a colleague to split a PDF document created by MS Word's mail merge tool.