My Resumé

Name: Michael A. Gilkes

Professional Summary

IT Professional with 12+ cumulative years of experience in various fields of Information Technology, involving development, administration, management and maintenance of computer systems and networks.  Experience in providing technical support for end-users, involving the installation and configuration of hardware and software.  Skilled in designing and developing websites and databases.  Proven ability to translate business needs into technology requirements that support the company’s business objectives and devise and implement relevant IT strategies to fulfilling such objectives.

Work Experience

Business Owner & IT Consultant:

Valor Apps – St. Georges, Antigua
January 2012 – Present

  • Develop Joomla extensions, iOS Apps & Websites/Webapps
  • Provide computer support & networking services to local businesses
  • Devise, implement and manage IT strategies for local businesses

Information Technology Officer:

Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority – St. John’s, Antigua
February 2003 – July 2011

  • Administer, manage and maintain all computer systems, printers and networks
  • Develop and maintain databases and the organization website
  • Devise, implement and manage IT strategies, including budget planning, in collaboration with the needs of Department Directors
  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting and training to staff at all levels

Bank Teller:

The Bank of Nova Scotia – St. John’s, Antigua
Summer 2002

  • Provided telling services in the bank’s treasury

Network Connectivity Consultant:

Stetson University – DeLand, FL 32720
September 2000 – May 2002

  • Provided First Level Technical Support for end-user network connectivity
  • Provided initial installation and configuration of hardware and software for 1400 network connections
  • Assisted students in the use of multiple software applications in general access labs

Computer Support Clerk:

The Bank of Nova Scotia – St. John’s, Antigua
Summer 2001

  • Provided Technical Support onsite computer systems
  • Created Bank Reports from the system’s database


Master of Science Degree in IT

University of Liverpool
December 2009
Specializing in Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree: Computer Science major & Digital Arts minor

Stetson University – DeLand, Florida
December 2002
Cumulative GPA: ~3.4

Computer Skills

Software Development:

  • Objective C (iOS: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
  • Java
  • C# (.NET Programming)
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Web Development:

  • PHP and MySQL database management
  • Joomla extensions
  • CodeIgniter
  • jQuery
  • HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Adobe Flash

Multimedia Authoring:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe AfterEffects and Premier

3D Modeling and Animation:

  • Blender 3D
  • Autodesk Maya

Desktop Applications:

  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Microsoft Project

Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 10/8/7/Vista
  • Windows Server 2012/2008/2000
  • Familiar with Linux/Unix


  • US National Dean’s List: 1999-2000 and 2000-2001
  • Dean’s List at Stetson University: Fall 1999, Spring 2000 and Spring 2001
  • Patrick E. Finch Award for academic excellence at St. Joseph’s Academy: Spring 1996

Other Accomplishments

  • Math/Computer Science Colloquium, Stetson University, August 2002 to December 2002.
    • Presentation speaker on “An Introduction to C#”
  • Article Writer, Stetson University, August 1999 to May 2001.
    • “The Man in the Mirror” in Popular Culture: Perspectives for Readers and Writers by Dr. Megan O’Neill, Stetson University English Professor
    • Response article to Thurman Lecture by Dr. Thelma Adair in Women andGender Studies newsletter Volume 7, Number 1 for October 1999