British Computer Society

Mark Buckley-Sharp CEng FBCS CITP

Mark is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT Professional, and Chartered Engineer. He is on the Committee of the London & South East Region of BCS Health, having previously served as the Treasurer, the Newsletter Editor and, from 2003-2010 as the President.

Mark’s IT interests started when, at school, he was awarded the Alan Turing Prize in Physics for constructing a demonstration analog computer and running the school’s annual science exhibition.

Mark’s earlier work programming digital systems involved data collection and analysis of objective examinations for medical education. Publications are shown here in the Research section. He was a member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education, and on the editorial board of the British Journal of Medical Education.

Mark’s primary career was in Chemical Pathology at Middlesex Hospital, where he designed, wrote, installed and maintained the Phoenix/Achilles laboratory information system. Later, for University College London Hospitals, he maintained and added to the Socrates laboratory system, moving on to supervising the configuration of a Sunquest laboratory system. Other projects included network design, Year-2000 readiness, Data Governance, and the CareCast electronic patient record system. He has programmed in many languages, including FORTRAN, some IBM Assembler and Data General Assembler, MUMPS, and many flavours of BASIC including QBASIC, TAC Business BASIC and Microsoft VBA for Excel and Access. Current programming is mostly in VBA and in HTML, CSS and JS for websites. In 2015, he completed a project on web site data migration for the Photographic Alliance of GB using WordPress. He has also created WordPress sites for the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (2016), the Federation of North West London Photographic Societies (2017) and this personal site (2018).

Smaller system implementations have included:

  • Delivering the fifth iteration of a competitions score recording system (original, 1978) for Harrow Camera Club
  • Design, construction and delivery of a competitions judging system for the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC). Described HERE
  • Middleware to connect the EntryWizard WordPress plugin to competition display (ICPro) and scoring systems, also for CACC. Described HERE

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