Stephen Swindley is an Application Developer for a manufacturing company. He maintains LabVIEW applications for use in Automated Test Equipment (ATE) used to 100% test all manufactured product and maintains an MS SQL database of all test results. Stephen gained the Nation Instruments Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) in 2005 and was one of the first 6 in the UK to acheive this.


  • Systems Analyst at City Technology Ltd

    Develop and support ATE software using LabVIEW to provide 100% testing of product. Support MS SQL database used by production to log all build and test data. Installed Perforce SCM (Software Configuration Management) allowing maintenance and development for two developer environment. Provide IT Support to production

  • Technical Support Advisor at City Technology Ltd

    Deal with customer enquiries through email, phone, fax and visit. Provide support to customers on correct selection and use of products. Prepare upgrade procedure and demonstrate to customer. Responsible for generation, maintenance and control of Company literature including Product Data Sheets and Product Data Handbooks.

  • Computer Technician at University of Portsmouth

    Work placement assisting with the instillation of Network PC’s and assisting students with computer problems. Updating of workstation equipment with new network cards and other hardware. Diagnosed user problems and supported them, including giving introductory instructions in system utilisation to new users. Involved in the setting up and software update of 75 PC’s and 22 Macs in the IT Suite, plus lecturer’s and faculty office equipment.


  • University of Portsmouth – 1992 – 1996 – ACHE
  • Brockenhurst College – 1990 – 1992
  • Arnewood – 1985 – 1990

Interests & Activities:

Programming, Raspberry Pi, ARM, LabVIEW, Cycling

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2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Steven

    I finally got Scratch to control the PiFace – if you’re new to Scratch and Linux like me, it takes a bit to get your head around it, even when you have some computing experience. There are some scant instructions on the PiFace website (to which I have complained about the lack of any documentation whatsoever, not even an invoice!) but they don’t make a lot of sense at first, especially if you’re not familiar with the environment. Anyway, I’ve sorted it now and if you’d like to know what I did, just drop me an e-mail.

    Cheers, Martyn

  2. Steve:

    I saw your answer to a question on Web Applications re good apps for family tree
    so I presume you’re interested in genealogy.

    There’s a new proposal at Area51 for a Genealogy and Family History Q&A
    site on the StackExchange network which we’re all working hard to get
    going. We got through the Definition phase in only 20 days, and we are
    hoping to get through the Committment phase rather rapidly as well so we
    can start with the Beta as soon as possible.

    If you’re interested, please go to the proposed site, and I invite you to
    “commit” to help ask and answer questions on it once it gets to Beta.

    The site proposal is at: http://bit.ly/U3vnDX

    We are now being held back by not having enough people with 200+ rep at a
    Stack Exchange site, so if you signed up, it would really help us out.

    I hope you’re interested. If so, I’ll see you there.

    Louis Kessler
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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