Jamie Matthew Lentin

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A software engineer, proficient in many languages—Javascript through Python down to C, passionate about open source development, expert in content management systems and linux development.



Director of Shuttle Thread Limited, a software development consultancy working on a wide variety of open-source projects for research and outreach

As Shuttle Thread I have undertaken a wide variety of database / software development projects, including:

A partner on the EU-funded FarFish project:

A partner on the EU-funded MareFrame project:

Building and maintaining Tutor-Web, a flexible platform for education research, used by thousands of students for Iceland University.

Redesigning and adding new features to the CLiC online corpus-linguistics research/outreach tool for Birmingham University.

Enhancements to the OneZoom explorable tree of life.

...and many other projects. Including:


Principal Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in FM&T OTG. Roles include:-


Senior Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in FM&T Vision. Roles include:-


Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Interactive Factual & Learning. Roles include:-


Software Developer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Manchester Entertainment. Developing:-


IT Director for OSM Consulting partners, with contracts including

  • Developing further JSP web applications for the Baxter Healthcare Logistics dept.
  • Instructing Armada Surveys on methods for publishing their drawings on clients' intranet websites.


Intranet Analyst for Baxter Healthcare Ltd., Logistics Dept to redesign the supply-chain intranet website to use JSP, as per company policy.

  • Tightly integrated with an Oracle 8i database.
  • Designed for very rapid application development within the website, making full use of current XML technologies, CSS and XSLT.
  • Culminating in a week-long training course given to teach other employees the Java, JSP and XHTML knowledge required to write web applications.

Implemented using Java & JSP on a standalone Apache Tomcat webserver, XHTML, CSS, XSLT, Javascript and DHTML.


Volunteer work assisting the production of the IC student magazine music reviews section.


Temporary programmer over Easter & Summer breaks for Baxter Healthcare Ltd., Logistics Dept, consisting of redesigning a secure, database-driven supply-chain intranet site from scratch, featuring:-

  • Per-user access policies for applications.
  • Web-based administration for every aspect of the website.
  • Dynamic menus, and a user customizable favourites bar.
  • Common tools for database reporting applications, interfacing to an Oracle 8i database.

Implemented using ASP on an IIS server, DHTML, Javascript, and an Access Databse for website configuration.


Volunteer work for Quidenham Parish Church, helping organising and running a children's holiday club, consisting of:-

  • Acting & Presenting the week to the Children.
  • Sourcing, setting up and controlling Audio-Visual systems
  • Scriptwriting for short plays
  • Creating Audio & Visual Material (eg. Jingles, Sound-Effects, etc)


Volunteer work as a member of St. John's Ambulance

July 1998:

Kitchen Help / Waiting for Jenkinsons Caters (Stafford) Ltd.

Educational Achievements:

Degree Level:

MSc in Mathematical Logic and the Theory of Computation - University of Manchester

BSc Mathematics & Computing - Imperial College, London.

'A' Level:

Mathematics: Grade A
General Studies: Grade A
Further Mathematics: Grade B
Physics: Grade B
Geography: Grade C

GCSE Level:

Double-award Science, Mathematics, French, Religious Education, Design & Communication, English, English Literature, Geography.