This is about the University Academy 92 Computer Science Students.
I need a place to rite the History Of Computing.
I need a way of raising funds to get UA92 Students involved in an IT Project for Full Stack Development.
I hope to ru a Golf Day evety year - Third Thursday in June to raise golf for Junior Golf Develpment.
Funds raised will be filtered into UA92 for projects.
The Golf will involve Manchester United Ex Players Golf Society Vs Manchester City Ex Players Society at Hazel Grove - I would like Gary Neville / Brian Kidd to Champion this project.
The Day at Hazel Grove will be as follows :
There will be a shotgun start at 08:00 For the Adam Bramwelll Memorial Trophy - An annual event since 2016 when we lost adam - To date this has been a close nit family we hope to open it up th Manchester United Supporters.
13:00 to 14:00 There will be a Shotgun Start for The Manchester United Verses Manchester City Challenge Cup - 18 teams of 4 players will complete.
There will be space fo 10 teams of 4 as guests of the event. Hopefully we can bring in some Liverpool Everton and Leeds fans. If this venture is a success we could organise a war of the roses match where on the same day Leeds united hold an open competition a Sandmore Golf Club in Leeds. Who knows the whole of the Premiership might follow suit then we could have a national competition for the best golfer in the premiership.
If we were to achieve this grand design we would easiy raise £20,000 which would put UA92 Students work.
There will be an Evening Banquet - Possibly Entertainment - A grand day out.
We have had success getting sponsors to gift prices for the Adam Bramwell Charity Golf Day and we have raised Thousands for Mind. Adam commuted Suicide in 2016.
You can here Adams Music at http://protopage.com/fliprecipe as Snaresallday he has over 100 Milllion You Tube Views. Adam published his own music as Sourface - you can here his playlists at :
One of my projects is to organise a Party In The Park / Soul Factory where new bands can play to a standing audience. If all goes to plan this will happen one day at Hazel Grove Golf Club or Withington Golf Club.
BramIT - CEO Red Octopus Business Services Limited
Manchester Community Guardian (BA019)
After the Year 2k project was completed I was forced into retirement from the IT Industry - Sodexo announce it was moving to SAP and people had to go. Development on HR and Payroll Systems - Erasmus - was ceased and half the team had to go. The Y2k project took up 2 years of my life - I was disappointed that I was not put on a Tiger Team to implement SAP - Sodexo could have taken my Y2K TDD platform and converted it to SAP.
I was advised by Employment Services to seek a job outside IT - I had no degree and would not compete with the younger / cheaper competition.
So began a period pf training - I first obtained a city and guilds qualification in C programming which made me attractive to employers. But I managed to obtain a job in Direct Marketing which with overtime paid as well as my IT job but with no responsibilities. So learning and home projects became a hobby.
With the help of Richard / Charles / Pauls I learnt Visual Basic, c# and dab-led in Visual Foxpro.
I attended Microsoft Conferences where I discussed my Vision 21 - a network of distributed PC'c delivering Cloud Computing. I was advised by Tim Smeath that I was too earlty - that I needed Longhorn for interoperability and conversion. So i became a microsoft Beta Tester.
Longhorn arrived in February 2007 - I bought a new Vista Machine and proved that IIS was there.
Under Richard i had learned ASP.net and was operating Windows 2000 advanced Server - I wrote TrainIT - A simple module for capturing Lesson Plans and Session Plans.
I had plans to becoming a teaching assistant so i researched coursed - I found a City and Guilds Delivery of Learning course online and completed that. I hen found that Trafford College was running the course.
It was a walk in the park but i got into dispute with the teacher about the use of IT to deliver assignments.
I was using beta software and was told 10 weeks into the course i was failing it because i had not submitted and work. After a major argument we found all my work on her machine - i chose to complain and get a refund from the college as they would not accept TrainIT as documentation for lesson plans and session plans.
I did eventually find a voluntary job as a teaching assistant for Manchester Education Authority - teaching ECDL. But I sidetracked the better students into my own web development courses.
During the Year 2000 I purchased parts and built my own machine plus I obtained 5 PC's from Bill at Withington Golf Club. I linked these together to learn networking and had on on the side for SUSE Linux.
Setting up SUSE was problematical - I fried one monitor guessing the frequency. I used this machine to evaluate HTML. I worke through books developing code samples - I thought one day I might work as a web developer. I call my use of HTML WAM - White as Milk as I keep it simple - Without graphics for the purpose of writing Xenophon Procedure Manuals - Genesis documentation.
I did move onto art classes where I learnt digital Photography - they saw that I had an aptitude for teaching and was asked if i would like to teach one to one - I agreed and they sponsored me to complete a PTLLES course. I had achieved my objective of getting into Adult Education.
During my time outside the IT industry I became a wanted man - agencies keep sending me requirements. What I do is study what the industry is asking for and bookmarking sites of interest of IT related topics. I like to gain an overview of where the industry is going.
To this i have created http://protpage.com/digitalchampions and it overflow website http://protopage.com/learnIT.
I need to look all that I have done since 2000 and create an overview document of what is relevant now - This is in my Bucket List. I may to a table somewhere of topic description / relevancy factor / Comments and get a team of UA92 Students to complete it.
That is it for now it is 4am in the morning - I was dreaming and decided that I need to get some Genesis Notes made somewhere. This note is roughly written it may contain typos / errors and omissions. but it is a start.
I have put down some rough notes about the Golf Venture.
It was during this period when a though sprung ito my head about involving Steve Bruce in producing a Couching Manual. I am an Open University Student and have done a corse on Coaching Coaches To Coach which I want to share with Steve and Alex Ferguson to create the Little Green Book and Little Black Books of Coaching.
The Little Green book being a guide to amateur football coaches.
And the Little Black Book being the Manchester United Bible.
Finally i have included two sites in my bookmarks :
1. Working Links
2. Back To Work Digital.
Since the Year 2000 i have experienced periods of unemployment and have had to change direction in my career due to closure and decline of the Direct Marketing business - I moved into Sales and Sales Support.
I went on a course at Working Links - to guide me into new employment so I created a website that I share at the Community Centre and Local Library Websites which I manage. The Working Links site is part of my Community Guardian work to help the unemployed - being a register of sites where to look for work.
I have the complete training material for The American Golf University published at my local library called TrainIT - this i need to rework as WAM - White as Milk to make it generic. It is something that interests me but my employer was not interested so it is a long way back on my to do list.
Back To Work Digiital was another course tat I attended - a two weeks course that did not impress me - too basic - no substance, designed for youth - not experienced professionals. .