Zoƫ Slattery

A successful technology professional with over twenty years experience in the IT industry; has held a variety of roles ranging from technical to senior management. Loves building technical communities and teams; a passionate supporter of Open Source software.
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Career History

2013 – present

Contract programmer at IBM Hursley. Writing mainly Java code using the Rational Team Concert (RTC) Java API to manage migration of source code from CMVC (an IBM code versioning system that was very good in its time, maybe 1995?) into RTC.

2011 – 2013

Freelance WordPress developer.
Director, PHP London.
Director, London Java Community.

1988-2011 IBM UK Ltd.

Most recent role was as an OSGi technology evangelist working on the Apache Aries project which hosts implementations of the Enterprise OSGi specification. Responsible for promoting adoption of OSGi and its use in IBM’s WebSphere Application Server, specifically

In previous IBM roles:

  • Contributor to PHP testing. PHP TestFest coordination – 2009.
  • IBM graduate hiring programme, lead assessor.
  • As a senior manager led both the Apache Harmony team and the UK JVM development team.

1982 – 1987 British Petroleum.

Writing FORTRAN code to simulate the flow of oil through reservoirs with the aim of predicting potential oil yields.


  • 2008 MSc in Software Engineering. Distinction. University of Southampton.
  • 2001 Certificate in Professional Management. Open University.
  • 1981: PhD in Theoretical Chemistry. University of London.
  • 1978: BSc Chemistry. First Class. University of London.
  • 1978: Neil Arnot award for Chemistry