Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

NAME: Francis Adutwum Adu-Gyamfi

DATE OF BIRTH: 28 Jan, 1985

Educational Background

  • 2004 – 2008: Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (KNUST)
  • 2001 – 2003: Achimota School
  • 1998 – 2000: Achimota Preparatory School

Certificates Awarded

  • 2004 – 2008: BSc. (Hons) Aerospace Engineering KNUST
  • 2001 – 2003: Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination
  • 1988 – 2000: Basic Education Certificate Examination

Working Experience

2013 – now | Senior Software Developer | Matrix Designs

Email: info@matrixdesignsgh.com | Website: http://www.matrixdesignsgh.com

  • Built Memberz.Org from the ground up as a premium membership management Saas Platform to provide organizations such as Alumni Bodies, Associations, Churches and Businesses with tools to connect with their members all around the world. The platform offers profile management, bulk sms messaging, event management, payment platform integrations, social feeds and much more for organizations in Ghana and beyond.
  • In charge of providing off shore software development support for TopGolf Inc. in Ghana.

2009 – 2012 | Software / Web Developer | Infonaligy Limted

Email: info@infonaligy.com | Website: http://www.infonaligy.com
  • Served as a Team lead for all development projects from Jan 2010
  • Led on team project to develop the company’s largest software rewrite – i.e. from a Visual Basic 6 application to a Web 2.0 PHP/MySQL based application using the CakePHP Framework and Node.js backends for highspeed browser based socket communication for a live golf driving range using RFID tagged golf balls.
  • Supported the I.D. Ball System used by Topgolf International. This included developing new MS Excel VBA based reports and developing all new system functionalities and providing daily and routine maintenance to the live systems and servers
  • Developed and improved several PHP and AJAX based web applications for various clients.

2009 – 2009 | PHP Web Developer | EduSOFT Ghana Limited

Email: info@edusoftghana.com | Tel: 020-8286484

2008 – 2009 | PHP Web / Java Software Developer | KNUST Web Team (National Service)

Email: webmaster@knust.edu.gh, serbemarfo@gmail.com | Tel: 024-4730026

Web Development

  • Helped re-design the existing KNUST Website (http://www.knust.edu.gh) to
    • reflect new standards in web development,
    • provide quicker access to information and
    • make it easier to manage with the inclusion of a custom Content Management System capable of handling multiple websites at the same time, using a common database and a custom site theme system
  • Helped develop new websites for all the colleges of KNUST. Each college site was hosted under a separate sub-domain with the college name abbreviated; i.e. http://coe.knust.edu.gh, http://cass.knust.edu.gh, etc
  • Developed a custom Content Management System (CMS), which was used on several KNUST websites as well as several personal projects.
  • Helped develop a website for The KNUST Energy Centre (http://energycenter.knust.edu.gh), which included member registration features and was powered by my Content Management System.
  • Helped develop the Online University Admission System for KNUST (http://admissions.knust.edu.gh), which was used to process admissions for over 18,000 applicants. A similar system was implemented for the KNUST Institute of Distance Learning (http://idl.knust.edu.gh) to cater for distance learning applicants
  • Developed an Online Thesis Submission System for KNUST (http://web.knust.edu.gh/thesis), which was used to collect the thesis of final year students for the KNUST Library. The system also included search features to enable students find existing thesis quickly
  • Developed an online community for all KNUST Staff (http://staff.knust.edu.gh) that enabled staff information to be quickly accessed via search features from the main KNUST website and the Staff sub-domain. It also made it possible for staff to
    • share articles,
    • blogs and
    • their curriculum vitas
  • Re-designed the interface and re-implemented several features in the KNUST Online Course Registration System (http://web.knust.edu.gh/registration/) to make it simpler and faster to use by introducing the use of AJAX.
  • Developed a website for Garden City University College (http://www.gcuc.edu.gh),  which was later handed over to the university for management
  • Developed a website for a small recording studio (Bassey House of Music) to enable them publicise their business operations (website currently unavailable)
  • Developed the current website for Manhyia Palace (http://www.manhyiaonline.org), which was launched during the 10th year anniversary of Otumfou Osei Tutu II Asantehene. This site saw the inclusion of several new features in my Content Management System, including Advertisement and Photo Gallery Management.

Software Development

  • Developed a Java based Café Management Solution for the KNUST I. C. T. Centre (XConnect 2009). This application made use of several features of the Java Platform specification 1.6 update 10+ to facilitate its operation. The application runs in a networked environment on a Java DB database.
  • Developed a new version of a previous software, Membership Manager Plus V3, which included
    • several performance enhancements
    • a change to the application Look and Fee
    • a complete change to the application database management (from flat files to Java DB with network support) and
    • a Payroll Management plug-in
    • The application also includes support for biometric data capture (fingerprint, photo and signature)

2008 – 2008 | Java Software Developer | Engineering Systems Services (UCOM)

Email: info@ucomgh.com | Website: http://www.ucomgh.com | Tel: 024-4325544
  • Worked as a pre-national service intern working on Java based softwares for several projects
  • Developed a desktop integration application for a web based system to be deployed for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). This application integrated Internet Explorer on Windows or the system default browser (on other Operating Systems) to embed a web application which communicated with the Java application to capture biometric data, including Photos, Fingerprints, Signatures and other related documents via scanners.

2004 – 2008 | Java Software Developer | Matrix Designs, GH

Email: mailmxd@yahoo.com | Tel: 027-7593003
  • Developed Membership Management and Administration software for use by churches and associations
  • Developed two versions of a data management software for the Association of Aerospace Engineering Students, KNUST for use by their members and the general student body of the university
  • Developed websites for several small – medium scale companies
  • Provided video graphic design services for a student produced movie

2004 – 2004 | Graphics Analyst | Rising Data Solutions

Website: http://www.risingdata.com | Tel: 0244-616617
  • Analysed engineering drawings and prepared them for use on websites
  • Developed in-house software for image management

2003 – 2004 | Graphic Designer | Multi-Media Technology Limited

Avenor Junction, Circle. P.O. Box 15162 Accra-North, Accra | Tel: 021-232511
  • Engaged in graphic design of Posters, Cassette and CD Labels for print
  • Worked in the cassette and CD packaging department

Open Source Project Experience and Contributions

2010 – now | Lead Developer | KAN CMS

Leadership And Human Relations Experience

  • 2013 – now: CEO / Lead Software Developer, Matrix Designs (Memberz.Org)
  • 2010 – 2012: Software Development Lead, Infonaligy Ltd
  • 2008 – 2009: Assistant Team Lead, KNUST Web Team
  • 2007 – 2008: IT Committee Head, Mass Drama KNUST
  • 2006 – 2008: Drama Head, NUBS  – KNUST
  • 2006 – 2008: Website Committee Head, NUBS – KNUST
  • 2006 – 2008: IT Committee Member, Assoc. of Aerospace Engineering Students (AAES)
  • 2006 – 2008: IT Consultant , AAES Library Committee
  • 2006 – 2007: IT Committee Head, Mechanical Engineering Student Association (MESA)
  • 2002 – 2003: IT Head, Worldlink (Achimota School)

Personal Skills

  • Self motivated and determined to make a difference
  • Ability to work independently
  • Easily adapt to new conditions and willingness to learn

Development Skills and Experience

  • Web Development –
    • HTML, CSS 2.1, JavaScript, XML (Since 2000)
    • PHP  (Since 2005)
    • AJAX (Since 2007)
  • Software Development
    • Java (Since 2003)
  • IDE Experience
    • Dreamweaver (Since 2001)
    • Netbeans (Since 2008)
    • JCreator (Since 2006)
    • Visual Studio 2005 (2006)
  • Database Management
    • MySQL (Since 2006)
    • JavaDB (Since 2007)
    • MS SQL (Since 2008)
    • MS Access (Since 2002)
  • Graphic Design and 2D Animation
    • Adobe Flash (Since 2003)
    • Photoshop (Since 2000)
    • Fireworks (Since 2003)
  • Video Editing
    • Ulead Video Studio (2007 – 2009)
    • Sony Vegas Pro (2007 – 2009)
  • Audio Processing (Recording and Mastering)
    • Adobe Audition 3 (2007 – 2009)
    • Sony Sound Forge (2006 – 2008)
  • Knowledge in Networking (MS Windows Environment) – (Since 2007)
  • 3D Modelling – Solid Edge (1 Year)
  • OS Experience – Windows (95 – Win 7), Ubuntu / Mint Linix (limited), Mac OS X (Limitied)

3 thoughts on “Curriculum Vitae

  1. Hi,
    Please I will like to get in touch with you so that we can have some private discussions.
    Hoping to hear from you soon.

    Bengy

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