Kandis is an experienced computer practitioner, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Her focus is on software, database and web service development and management. A particular area of interest and expertise is that of relational database technologies where she has both development and support experience of MS SQL Server 6.5, 7, 2000, 2003 and 2008 including technologies such as T-SQL, replication, XML services, DTS/SSIS and SSRS.
During her time as IT Manager at BioScientifica Ltd, Kandis was responsible for services such as conference management systems, abstract submission systems and membership record systems. She worked on projects for The Society for Endocrinology, The British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, The European Society of Endocrinology, The Pituitary Society and The British Fertility Society.
Kandis is also a single working mother who enjoys the challenges of her profession, particularly the innovative and creative thinking needed to make effective use of technology to improve systems and processes. Alongside these roles she volunteers as a Duty Manager at a woman’s homeless shelter in Bristol proactively advocating for the needs of individual’s who are disadvantaged and disempowered within our culture. She writes:
“I am surprised how ill-informed many people are about individuals who homeless and what this means to these people. I have been hugely surprised and impressed by the effectiveness of performative research to more positively engage the public and policy makers with these issues. For this reason I am delighted to be involved in a project which communicates research in a more accessible form. I may not be able to write an impacting song, a poem or a play, but I can build web services!”