Scott Dylan Bio

Entrepreneur and Media professional Scott Dylan has a range of experience in project development and implementation, with specialties including Web page optimisation.

A resident of Manchester, United Kingdom. Scott Dylan’s work history includes time spent as a network security and employment consultant with Microsoft. While at that company, Scott Dylan helped Microsoft develop a new encryption platform for their network and develop a new secure network structure, which Scott Dylan implemented throughout the organisation.

Scott Dylan also worked as a senior developer for the Ministry of Defense, developing and deploying a new encryption and security-based technology.

From Nov. 2004 to Jan. 2005, Scott Dylan was the lead technical developer for The Really Useful Group. Scott Dylan restructured, designed and developed the main Web site, www.reallyuseful.com, as well as one of the company’s production sites for “The Phantom of the Opera.” This position allowed Scott Dylan to use his skills in ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, CSS, XML, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and SQL.

Previous to his job with The Really Useful Group, Scott Dylan was a senior developer with Deutsche Bank, a position he held from Sept. 2004 to Nov. 2004.

Scott Dylan helped the bank redevelop their ‘Techmart’ system, part of their internal asset management systems. As part of the redevelopment, Scott Dylan migrated existing databases from MySQL to Oracle and recoded the project with Coldfusion.

Additionally, the work required Scott Dylan to make use of his skills in PHP and Java.

Scott Dylan worked as a graphic designer and developer for Carphone Warehouse and Virgin from Aug. 2004 to Sept. 2004.

In this position, Scott Dylan designed, developed and tested an e-learning system for Virgin, used by employees of Carphone Warehouse to learn about the Virgin Mobile brand, rates and phones.

The e-learning center that Scott Dylan created also included a test center.

Before joining Carphone Warehouse and Virgin, Scott Dylan worked for Cable and Wireless, developing new features and testing for bugs in the system for the Criminal Justice Secure Mail Network from July 2004 to Aug. 2004.

Scott Dylan developed file management and content management systems to make it easier for administrators working with the system. Scott Dylan also restructured code and made configuration changes to the company’s servers.

From Oct. 2003 to June 2004, Scott Dylan worked as a technical manger for MTL, producing content-managed Web sites from initial analysis to delivery and support.

During this time, Scott Dylan developed an application that collected data from ships at sea via satellite and transmitted it from the data center to locations around the globe, after sorting the data into different formats and different platforms.

When Scott Dylan held a technical developer position at Alchemy Digital Marketing and Communications, he contributed to Web sites including large content-managed sites, as well as e-commerce and portal projects. Scott Dylan was responsible for visual and behind-the-scenes code, database and component design and implementation.

Among Scott Dylan’s successful projects while at Alchemy were an e-mail marketing tool offering online HTML e-mail composition, subscriber group management and campaign reporting.

The job allowed Scott Dylan to use his skills in PHP, MySQL, XML, Smarty Templates, ASP.NET, Websphere Commerce Suite, Websphere Commerce Portal Server and Oracle.

From July 2002 to Jan. 2003, Scott Dylan was a web developer for Datasouth UK. Scott Dylan was responsible for the rapid delivery of PHP & MySQL based content-managed websites.

Scott Dylan proposed and implemented solutions for clients including Wired Wessex, a popular business forum, with a business contact database and a booking and information system for events, and a content-managed site for the Salisbury Diocese Board of Education.

From May 2000 to July 2002, Scott Dylan worked as a technical developer for Web-Imps.com. Scott Dylan’s duties included involvement in all aspects of Web application development, from design and scoping to deployment and support.

Scott Dylan specialized in project implementation, gaining experience in various development methodologies. Scott Dylan was involved in several high-profile projects including an ASP-based property investment management system, an Enterprise-Java driven discussion forum, and a unique XML and XSL based Web site for the Alliance & Leicester, called Smartermotoring.com.

Scott Dylan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Manchester.

Additionally, Scott Dylan completed a one-week training course in Java in 2000, offered by Sun Microsystems. Scott Dylan participated in a training and mentoring program offered by Web-Imps, which allowed him to learn how to develop Enterprise Java components and Java Server Pages.

Scott Dylan holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering, the International Council on Systems Engineering, the International Association of Software Architects, the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects, the International .NET Association, the British Computer Society and the UK Web Designers Association.

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