Curriculum Vitae 2010

Matthew P Slater

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Keywords: Itinerant male 36yrs single Drupal
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Current Situation: Available for remote, part time, or short contract work.


  • Drupal module development Drupal 6 & 7: I maintain mutal_credit.module
  • Requirements analysis, information architecture, web site development. Understanding from stakeholders what is required of a system, and communicating this, and technical implementaton.
  • Training & Presenting Informal training invariably draws complements on my patience and clarity. I am now public speaking sometimes and my calm, controlled style is said to be engaging.
  • Working with real people My work with communities and non-profits has instilled a strong sense of the importance of handover, documentation, ongoing support, and going slowly.

Work History

March 2009, Community Forge
I co-founded not-for-profit to help bring my complementary currency software to the communities which need it. My full time occupation since has been managing a mutlisite server and continuous improvement of the services offered to hosted communities.
Consulting, current or recent
COHRED, DCAF, Shelter Centre, SEL du Lac, Geneva. Helping with requirements, specification and implementation of content management systems for non-profits.
Aug 2004 - September 2007, Shelter Centre, IFRC
Assistant at Shelter Centre. At first volunteering, then employed, then migrated to Geneva, I did all aspects of IT for this energetic organisation as it rose to prominence in the international aid system.
2003 - 2005
Various work to support volunteering. Software tutorials for students with learning disabilities, building and maintaining various web sites. Interned with London thinktank the Fabian Society
2003, ATD Fourth World
Volunteer in 3 month introductory program; drafted response to government white paper on antisocial behaviour; Worked with excluded people on the systems of government and how to affect change; + network administration and other computer support.
Aug 1999 - Dec 2002
Freelance Shockwave programming. programming arcade games for websites such as Ben & Jerry's UK and Aberlour Whisky.
May 2000 - July, Radio B2-92
Sub-Editing news items and reading them on air from a secret studio in Belgrade
Learning, employment in multimedia production, and eventually freelance Shockwave games programming.
1995 - 1996
Enrolled on teacher training course
Aug 1996 - July 1997
Production manager in family manufacturing business. running and maintaining injection moulding machines. Responsible for quality control.


Plymouth College of Art & Design, Certificate in Multimedia
Edinburgh Language Foundation CTEFLA Grade C
Cardiff University, BD Theology (Hons), 2/2

Well Rounded Personality

Used to be well rounded. I could mention travel, theatre, literature, chess, philosophy, movies and much more; but now I'm sharply focused on my Drupal module, on my NGO, and global issues.

Since all transactions take

Since all transactions take time to deliver upon, "Credits" or "Currencies" are created to temporarily represent that value. That's not necessary.

For example,

If I have a lawnmower and I want to trade it for a shovel, but you don't want my lawnmower, the standard protocol allows me to post the deal online (with privacy) and a pawn shop might facilitate our transaction.

Separate ledgers of course, but a standard protocol.

The world needs a global

The world needs a global protocol. I designed this 8 years ago after seeing flaws in Ripple's over-leverage of trust:

The ledger's integrity has to be perfect, which is doable today.

Contact me for more information. I have most solutions to the world's monetary systems designed and ready to go.