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Toby Inkster

Email: [email protected].
Phone: +44 (0)7855 833 657.
Postal Address: 87 Western Road, Lewes, East Sussex, England.


Database Developer (August 2006, ongoing)

The National Childbirth Trust, Acton, London.

Having moved from London, the NCT offered me a job which would allow me to work mostly from home, with IT support and management being outsourced. I am responsible for developing additional database structures and interfaces for the NCT's contact management software, and integrating it with other systems such as the NCT website and third-party software. Since January 2010, this has been part-time.

IT & Telecommunications Co-ordinator (July 2004August 2006)

The National Childbirth Trust, Acton, London.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, I provided IT support, administered the office computer network, servers and VOIP telephone system, procured new equipment, assisted with developing and maintaining the NCT's popular website and related micro-sites and developed new network-based systems to support the work of the Trust.

Administrative Assistant & IT Support Officer (Feb 2003July 2004)

The National Childbirth Trust, Acton, London.

Provided administrative support for the Fundraising department, IT support for the whole staff and some system administration.

Earlier Experience

  • Temporary Staff, Reed Employment, West Ealing, London: including three and a half months as an administrative assistant at the National Childbirth Trust, after which I was taken on as permanent staff.
  • Web Programmer, Department of Computing, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, South Kensington, London: I was employed by Imperial College's Department of Computing to refine and build upon the system I had built as part of a team of five as a final year group project.
  • Bar Tender, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
  • Commis Chef, The Chateau, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham.


BSc (Hons), Joint Mathematics and Computer Science (Oct 1999Jun 2002)

Department of Computing, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, South Kensington, London .

I studied a broad spectrum of topics such as web design, database theory, artificial intelligence, 2D&3D graphics, human-computer interaction and program design theory, including a variety of programming languages (Java, C, Haskell, Intel Assembly, others).

Earlier Education

  • Mathematics A-Level: grade A.
  • Physics A-Level: grade A.
  • Chemistry A-Level: grade A.
  • General Studies A-Level: grade A.
  • Further Mathematics AS-Level: grade A.
  • GCSEs: ten passes at grades A* to C.


  • Communicating technical ideas to those without a technical background.
  • Programming:
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • SQL (Microsoft, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
    • Javascript
    • Some experience in Java, Python, Intel Assembly, Haskell, Prolog, C/C++, shell script, and KiXtart.
  • Network Administration:
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Linux
    • Cisco
    • Mitel voice-over-IP (including 3300 ICP)
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • PostgreSQL
  • Web:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Server-side programming
    • Client-side programming
    • Accessibility and usability
  • Semantic Web:
    • RDF
    • RDFa
    • Microformats
    • SPARQL


Publications include:

  • Creating Distributed Social Networks with Linked Open Data and FOAF+SSL (2009) by Toby Inkster — demonstration paper for Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web 2009 Workshop.
  • FOAF&SSL: Creating a Global Decentralised Authentication Protocol (2008) by Henry Story, Toby Inkster, Bruno Harbulot, Ian Jacobi and Melvin Carvalho -- position paper for the W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking.


Membership of an organisation does not imply their endorsement of me (nor necessarily mine of them).


  • I have strong interest in the Semantic Web (SemWeb), a set of technologies designed to allow the data on the World Wide Web (WWW) to be "understood" and "reasoned with" by computers. (But only to the extent that a computer can actually "understand" anything!) In particular I'm interested in looking at the cross-over between the SemWeb and human WWW -- using rich semantics to make the web more usable, making documents designed for humans available to machines, and documents designed for machines more accessible to humans. Details of my SemWeb activities can be found on tobyinkster.co.uk.
  • Cookery and food:
  • Home wine and cider making
  • Guitar


Can be provided on request.