Freelance software applications developer, Edinburgh, Owner
Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions, Edinburgh, Software Developer
Alchemy Plus IT Solutions, Inverness, Software Developer
ITP Solutions, Inverness, Software Developer
Blue Tang Web Systems, Aldbourne & Carrbridge, Partner
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Chippenham, Software Developer
Object Design Inc (ObjectStore OO database), Swindon, Technical Support lead UK, Ireland, France and Africa
British Telecom Research Laboratories, Martlesham Heath, Network Management, Researcher
MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, Postdoctoral Research
Philips Research Laboratories, Redhill, Laboratory Support Services
Doctorate in artificial intelligence & Neural Networks from the University of Kent, 1986
Computer & Microprocessor Systems 2(i), University of Essex, 1979
IT Officer at British Athletics League
Member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Past committee member, Federation of Small Business, Badenoch and Strathspey branch
##Aspirational Figures (other than family)
Sir Clive Sinclair
A bit about my organisational mission/the work that I do...
Blue Tang has its origins in a partnership formed in 1999 when Peter left full time employment to pursue his dream of designing software to help local businesses. Despite the Dot Com Crash that ensued, Blue Tang prospered by exploiting software skills from a broad range of disciplines and seeded from those heady unforgettable days of the 1980's home computer boom. He takes pride in RazorDesk, a web-based support ticketing system that is still in use by some companies today, and Blue Tang built one of the UKs first online lotteries, handling millions of pounds and audited by Deloitte & Touche.
Blue Tang took a rest in 2010 while Peter returned to full time employment with local Inverness based IT suppliers followed by a rewarding development role for a major UK veterinary software vendor in Edinburgh, where he has been for the past four years. These varied roles helped foster an even better understanding of small business applications and furthered his proficiency in software design and project management.
However, Peter loves the creative ethos of working as an independent developer and feels the time is right to resurrect Blue Tang, as before addressing the needs of local small businesses, but armed with a much greater knowledge and the discipline to help bring people's requirements to life. The new Blue Tang is primarily himself in a freelance capacity, but he looks forward to belonging to a close community of similarly minded people that work together for the mutual benefit of all.
Blue Tang hits the road running with some ready developed products and demonstrators. The Big Bear Model Rail Controller is a Windows based application of ten years standing used by railway hobbyists around the world. The software has appeared in magazines and is liked for being intuitive and easy to use. The British Athletic League's website and backend portal based on Umbraco and 'DevExpress' design tools, automates the process of managing teams and league matches. The 'UemiTill', at the stage of advanced prototype and with the support of Star Microsystems, is a cross platform EPOS system aimed at the independent retailer. Blue Tang will be seeking a partnership to commercialise UemiTill or adapt it for a vertical market.