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Simon Hutchinson
Works at A manufacturing company
Attended Keele University
Lives in Simi Valley, CA
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I am an IT professional with over 25 years' experience with the IBM i (formerly known as AS400).

I have worked in various positions as a programmer/analyst, freelance consultant, and am currently an IT Manager for an international corporation.

I started my IT career in the United Kingdom, before emigrating to the USA. I currently live in Southern California.
Bragging rights
IBM Certified Specialist AS400 RPG Programmer License 10147075 (April 1998)
  • Keele University
    B.Sc.(Hons), 1982
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Independent consultant for My Thrive Chef
IBM i (formerly AS400, iSeries, System i)
  • A manufacturing company
    IT Programming Manager, 2000 - present
  • My Thrive Chef
    Independent consultant, 2012 - present
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Simi Valley, CA
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