Mike Curtis CEng MBCS CITP
Mike wrote his first computer program as a schoolboy in 1963, and he has not stopped since then. He worked as a Mathematics teacher, where he was one of the first to introduce personal computers into the classroom, and then as an academic Computer Scientist at Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire), specialising in Software Development.
He left academia to work as an architect and technical manager at ICL before becoming a freelance Software Development Consultant. He has worked on a diverse range of projects including the Foreign Exchange trading system at Thomson-Reuters, the geographical data entry and maintenance system at the Ordnance Survey and the automated car parking system at Manchester Airport.
He believes passionately in the use of technology, in particular open access to information, to empower people and improve their lives.