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The SkillsBase is a repository of all the skills and experience held within OpenSkills. If you are looking for someone with a particular skill set, the SkillsBase can help you find them. If you would like to promote your skills, the SkillsBase can help you do that too (once you have joined OpenSkills, of course).

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  • Skill: A generic skill
    • Engineering: Using the results of science to control the physical world.
      • Civil Engineering: The construction of Buildings, Bridges, Dams, Roads, etc
      • Electrical Engineering: Working with electrons, electrochemicals and electromagneti...
        • Circuit Simulation: Analysis of the behaviour of electrical circuits using a so...
        • Electronic Engineering: Small-signal circuits, amplifiers, sensors, detectors, time...
          • Radio Engineering: Working with radio frequency signals and signal transmission
            • Tempest: Military requirement for equipment that does not radiate in...
          • Test & Measurement: Electronic detection of real-world events, measuring physic...
      • Reverse Engineering: Taking apart or observing other people's work and deducing ...
        • Source Code Analysis: Studying undocumented and/or badly written source code and ...
    • Industry: Experience in a particular industry
      • Construction: Construction of building and civil works (dams, bridges etc)
      • Data Service Bureau
      • Distribution/Logistics
      • Engineering
      • Finance: Services related to money or other financial instruments.
      • Gaming
      • Government: Work for any level of government
        • Military: Jobs relating to the armed forces
      • Health: Services related to public health. i.e. Hospitals, Laborato...
      • Higher Education: University; Tech College; TAFE; Polytechnic; Community Coll...
      • Information brokerage: Aggregation of information from multiple (possibly remote) ...
      • Information Security: Information Security Industry including but not limited to ...
      • Insurance: Insuring against loss, damage, or death
      • IT: Sale of IT hardware/software/services
        • Software: Sale of computer software
      • Manufacturing: Production of physical items
      • Media: Public Media related services, e.g. Advertising, Print, TV,...
      • Publishing
      • Recruitment: Finding canditates suited to positions.
      • Sports: The sports industry. Eg sporting clubs.
      • Telecommunications
        • Internet Service Provider: Dialup, ADSL, web servers, email accounts, customer support...
      • Travel/Tourism
      • Utilities: Involved with the supply of utilities such as water, electr...
        • Electricity: Generating and supplying electricity to homes and businesse...
    • IT: A skill associated with Information Technology
      • Application Areas: General application areas
        • Auction Management: Anything involved with running an auction, both online and ...
        • Automation: Using software to automate a manual process.
          • Machine Vision: Software that can respond to visual cues.
        • Billing / Rating System: A system which rates units consumes and then bills a subscr...
        • Cluster Computing: Things such as PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine), MPI (Message...
        • Computer Forensics: Investigation of a computer system to detect illegal or una...
        • Content Creation
          • XML Authoring: Creation of text content using XML authoring tools.
        • Content Management: Mange the content/structure of large websites
        • Electronic Auditing: Electronic auditing systems
        • Firewall: Systems designed to filter and control network traffic, usu...
          • IPFILTER (IPF): IPFILTER is based on a kernel-side firewall and NAT mechani...
          • IPFIREWALL (IPFW): IPFW is targeted at the professional user or the advanced t...
          • iptables: The current Linux kernel firewall system providing modular ...
          • OpenBSD Packet Filter (PF) and ALTQ: PF is a complete, fully featured firewall that has optional...
        • Gaming Systems: Clients and Servers for online gaming systems
        • Mail lists
          • MailMan: Application to administer mailing lists.
          • Majordomo: Experience in administrating mailing lists managed by major...
        • Messaging
          • Jabber: Messaging technology
        • Retail Management: Anything involving retail stores, customer purchases, deliv...
        • Risk Management: Finance-specific: credit risk, valuation risk, etc
        • System Utilities: Utilities to aid in managing a computer system
        • Trading Systems
        • VPN: Virtual Private Networking
          • IPSec: IPSec based vpn technology
            • FreeS/Wan: Freeswan - now renamed to OpenS/Wan - a free implemention o...
          • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is a "soft" VPN application for Windows or Linux
        • Warehouse Management: Tracking the supply side, creditors, stock levels and stora...
      • Hardware: Skills specific to hardware
        • 3Com: Experience with 3Com HW & SW Products.
        • Cisco: Cisco Hardware Skill
        • Flash based systems: Working with [semi-]embedded devices that run or boot from ...
        • Phones: Phones of some description
        • PLC: Programmable Logic Controller. Programmable Device used to ...
      • Identity & Access Management: Systems such as Radius, Kerberos, Computer Associates, RSA ...
      • Intrusion Detection/Preventions: Systems such as Snort, Cisco IDS, Juniper Netscreen IPS etc
      • Programming Methodology: Published programming methodologies
        • Extreme Programming: One of the first Agile programming methodologies involving ...
      • Role: Experience in a particular role
        • Administrator: Install, configure and support a given piece of technology.
        • Business Analyst: Understand business process and present this understanding....
        • Business Architect: Responsible for the development and maintenance of Business...
        • DBA: Database Administrator
        • Designer: Designing computer systems
        • IT/IS Manager: Manager of information technology or information systems
        • Patch Manager: Assessment of vulnerabilities, selection testing, installat...
        • Programmer: Writing code in one or more computer languages.
        • Project Manager
        • Security specialist: Implement, review and administer systems to minimise securi...
        • Software Development Manager
        • Software Tester: Testing of computer software
        • Systems Architect: Leads the overall design process for a project or an enterp...
        • Team Leader
        • Technical Analyst: Analyst oriented to systems and software implementation of ...
        • Technical Author: Production of technical documents, ranging from specificati...
        • Technical Support: Technical support of users
        • Trainer: Training others in various skills
      • Software: Named systems, programs or libraries
        • Accounting Systems
          • Baan/MK8 ERP: ERP systems developed by Baan and rebirthed as ManMan/X and...
          • GnuCash: GnuCash is a personal accounting system for GNU/Linux.
          • MYOB: Mind Your Own Business - very common accounting package in ...
          • SQL Ledger
        • Analytics: Skills in data analysis, validation, reporting.
          • Crystal Decisions/Crystal Reports
          • Mathematica
          • SPSS: Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences
        • Application Infrastructure: Covers installing, developing for, or administering web ser...
          • Apache : Apache web server
          • Apache Excalibur (was Jakarta Avalon): The Jakarta project's Inversion of Control container.
          • ASP: Active Server Pages
          • ATG Dynamo: Developing software for, and deploying to, ATG's Dynamo App...
          • CGI: The Common Gateway Interface
          • dabbleDB: Wiki-like web application development and execution environ...
          • IIS: Internet Information System
          • JBoss: Installing, deploying to and/or administering the JBoss app...
          • Jetty: Jetty http server - installation, implementation and config...
          • Squid: The squid internet proxy cache
          • Tomcat: Java servlet container. Part of Apache Jakarta.
          • WebSphere 5.x: Deploying to and/or administering IBM's WebSphere 5.x appli...
            • IBM WebSphere Portal 5.x: IBM's portal server running within WebSphere 5.x
          • WebSphere 6.1
        • Case Tools: Computer Aided Software Design tools
          • DDS: ICL Data Dictionary service.
        • CMS: Content management systems
          • Aptrix: The Aptrix suite of products
            • Aptrix Connect: Website data integration tool
            • Aptrix Domino: Aptrix versions based on Lotus Notes
            • Aptrix Java: Aptrix web-editions based on Java
          • CiviCRM: CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable co...
          • Drupal: Open SOurce Content Management System.
          • Radiant: A "no-fluff, open source content management system"
          • Vignette
        • DBMS: Experience with a Database Management System
          • DMS: Burroughs Data Management System
          • GemStone: GemStone is an OODBMS, but is also a complete implementatio...
          • IDMS(X): ICL CODACYL DBMS
          • MS Access
          • RDBMS: Relational Database Management System
            • Derby: Apache Derby DBMS, which evolved from IBM Cloudscape.
            • HSQLDB: Embedded SQL database for Java2.
            • Informix
            • Ingres
            • MaxDB (was SAPdb): Scalable open-source RDBMS
            • MSSQL Server: Microsoft SQL Server
            • MySQL
            • Oracle
            • PostgreSQL: BSD licensed standards compliant RDBMS (www.postgresql.org)
            • Progress : Progress software Corporations RDBMS and application develo...
            • Sybase
        • Development Tools
          • Build Tools: Tools for compiling and linking software, building packages...
            • Ant: Commonly-used build tool for Java.
            • GNU Make: Ability to construct, edit standard Unix Makefiles.
            • Maven: A software project management and comprehension tool
            • Rake: The Ruby make utility
            • SCons: A build tool implemented in Python
          • IDE: Integrated Development Environments
            • C++ Builder: Borland C++ Builder IDE
            • Delphi: Borland's Object Pascal IDE
            • Eclipse: An IDE from the Eclipse foundation.
            • IntelliJ IDEA: A Java IDE from JetBrains (http://www.jetbrains.com/idea)
            • JBuilder: A Java IDE from Borland
            • Microsoft Visual Studio: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and others
            • RAD: IBM Rational Application Developer (successor to WSAD) -- b...
            • WSAD: WebSphere Application Developer - IBM's Java development en...
          • Packaging Tools: Tools for building installation packages.
            • WiX: Microsoft's open source, XML-based toolkit for building Win...
          • Source Control Systems
            • CVS: Concurrent Versions System
            • Git: The Git Source Control System as used by the Linux kernel a...
            • GNU Arch: Knowledge of larch, tla and/or other interfaces
            • Mercurial: The Mercurial Source Control System as used by Open Solaris...
            • Perforce: http://www.perforce.com/
            • SCCS: An early Source Code Control System.
            • SVN: AKA Subversion - is a source control system intended to rep...
            • Visual Source Safe: Microsoft version control system
          • XDoclet: Attributed-Oriented Programming for Java
        • Language: A computer programming language implementation
          • APL: APL - "A Programming Language"
          • Assembly Language: Ability to design, develop and programme at the assembly/ma...
            • 80x86 Assembler: Assembly language for the Intel 80x86 series of processors.
            • ARM: ARM Assembly language
            • Control Data 6x00 Assembler: CDC 6400/6600/7600, Cyber 70/170 Series
            • MIPS: MIPS Assembly Language
            • PDP8/PDP11 Assembler
          • BASIC: Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
          • Bourne Shell: UNIX Bourne shell or one of its derivatives (Korn Shell, GN...
          • Browser scripting language: These languages run entirely in the context of a web browse...
            • ECMAScript: Scripting language
            • Javascript: Scripting language
            • VBScript: Scripting language based on Visual Basic
          • C
          • C#: Microsoft's attempt at cloning Java.
          • C++
          • Clipper
          • COBOL
            • Acucorp COBOL: Acucorp COBOL (aka ACU-COBOL)
            • Burroughs COBOL: Burroughs own COBOL variant
            • Control Data Cobol
            • IBM Cobol
            • ICL COBOL: International Computers Ltd. (now part of Fujitsu) own COBO...
            • Microfocus Cobol
            • RMCobol
            • Tandem Cobol: Cobol for Tandem/Guardian computers.
            • Tandem SCobol: Tandem Screen Cobol
            • VAX/VMS Cobol
          • Common LISP: List Processing Language. Used for extending applications (...
            • ECL: Embedded Common LISP (ecls.sf.net). An embeddable cross-pla...
          • Corel-66: Structured programming language.
          • Forth: Programming language using reverse polish notation invented...
          • Fortran
          • Java
          • Kixtart: KiXtart is a logon script processor and enhanced batch scri...
          • LotusScript: Lotus Notes scripting language
          • Pascal
          • Perl: The "Practical Extraction and Report Language", a stable, c...
            • ePerl: Perl embedded in HTML pages.
          • PHP: The PHP Hypertext Preprocessing language.
          • Prolog
          • Python
          • Ruby: A scripting language with roots in Smalltalk, Perl and Sche...
          • Smalltalk: A pure OO ANSI standard programming language.
            • Dolphin: Dolphin Smalltalk is a Microsoft Windows only implementatio...
            • ObjectWorks: Immediate descendant of Smalltalk 80
            • Squeak: The "real" Smalltalk
            • VisualAge: IBM's VisualAge for Smalltalk.
            • VisualWorks: One of the Cincom Smalltalk environments.
            • VSE
          • TAL: C-like programming language for Tandem computers.
          • Visual Basic
        • Library: Software libraries used via a defined API or wire protocol.
          • Database Interfaces
            • ADO: Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects is a language-neutral object...
            • Glorp: Smalltalk Object to Relational mapping library
            • Hibernate
            • JDBC: Java Database Connectivity - access to SQL databases for Ja...
            • ODBC
            • Perl DBI
            • TopLink for Smalltalk
          • File Manipulation: Libraries for manipulating various file formats
            • Jakarta POI: "Poor Obfuscation Implementation", Java implementation of t...
          • Graphic Libraries
            • .NET Window Forms: Standard widget library for .NET
            • Batik: Apache's SVG generation and rendering library for Java
            • FOP: Apache's Formatting Objects Processor, a Java-based print f...
            • Java2D: The rendering engine behind Java's Swing and AWT toolkits.
            • MFC: Microsoft Foundation Classes
            • OWL: Borland Object Windows Library.
            • Prefuse: Java-based dynamic graph rendering library
            • StarView: Cross-platform class library.
            • Swing: The standard light-weight GUI library for Java2.
            • SWT: SWT is a GUI framework that enables java codes to write fas...
            • wxWidgets: Cross platform C++ GUI framework with Python/CL/C# wrappers...
          • Instant Messaging
            • JSO: Jabber Stream Objects, a lightweight implementation of XMPP...
          • Messaging
            • MAPI: Microsoft's Messaging API
            • OpenJMS: Prevalent open-source implementation of JMS.
          • Natural Language Processing (NLP): Libraries assisting in automated generation and understandi...
            • GATE: General Architecture for Text Engineering, a Java API for N...
          • Templating Systems: Systems for bulk generation of content from templates and i...
            • Velocity: Jakarta Velocity
          • Text Indexing
            • Autonomy: Indexing to or querying Autonomy's search engine.
            • Lucene: Fast text indexing library for Java2.
          • Web Application Framework: A library or framework that supports the creation of web ap...
            • Ruby on Rails: The popular web MVC framework for Ruby
            • Struts: Struts is a Model/View/Controller framework that utilises j...
        • Operating System
          • Burroughs
            • MCP: Master Control Program - the operating system.
          • CDC: Control Data Corp
            • Kronos
            • Scope 2.1
            • Scope 3.4
          • DEC: Digital Equipment Corp Operating Systems & Hardware
            • PDP11: PDP11 OS & HW
            • PDP8: OS, SW & HW
            • VAX: Digital VAX Computers.
          • Ferranti: Ferranti Computers
            • Argus: Ferranti Argus Computers
          • FreeBSD
          • GNU/Linux
            • Debian
              • IA64: Debian on IA64 Architecture
              • PPC: Debian on the PowerPC Architecture
              • x86: Debian on the x86 Architecture
            • Fedora : Linux Distro
            • Gentoo: A highly configurable distribution
            • mkLinux: Micro Kernel Linux developed by the FSF for and on behalf o...
            • RedHat
            • Slackware: The oldest surviving Linux Distrobution
            • SuSE: SuSE Linux distribution on x86 Architectures.
            • Ubuntu: Linux Distro
            • uClinux
            • Yellow Dog PPC: Yellow Dog Linux Distribution on Power PC.
          • IBM
            • AS/400 OS/400
            • DOS/VSE
          • ICL VME: ICLs Virtual Machine Environment
          • Mac OS
          • Microsoft: Microsoft operating systems
            • MS-DOS: The original CP/M-like operating system from Microsoft.
            • Windows 1.x to 3.x: The early versions of Microsoft Windows.
            • Windows 2000
            • Windows 2003 Server: Windows 2003 Server family.
            • Windows 7
            • Windows 9x: Windows 95 and Windows 98
            • Windows CE
            • Windows Mobile
            • Windows NT
            • Windows XP
          • Novell: Novell Products
            • Netware: Novell Netware
          • Symbian: Used in phones such as SonyErriccson UIQ or Nokia Series 60...
          • Tandem: Tandem Computers
            • Guardian: Tandem Guardian Operating system.
          • UNIX
            • Digital UNIX: Digital's variant of UNIX (f.k.a OSF/1)
            • HP-UX: Unix derivative by Hewlett Packard
            • IRIX: SGI's variant of UNIX
            • SCOUnix
            • Solaris: The Sun Microsystems variant of UNIX
          • VAX/VMS
          • Virtual Environments: Systems which can provide virtual environments for operatin...
            • UML: User Mode Linux runs one or more instances of linux within ...
            • Virtual PC: MS Virtual PC for Mac & Windows
            • VMWare: VMWare is a popular virtualisation system that runs on many...
        • Packaging: Software packaging and/or deployment
          • deb: Creation of Debian-style .deb for software distribution / i...
          • Installshield: Creation of Installshield scripts
          • MSI: Microsoft Installer (MSI) software packaging
          • pkg: Unix, principally Solaris, styled installable packages
          • rpm: Ability to package RPM for distribution / installation. Not...
        • TDD tools: Test Driven Development tools
          • FIT tools: Tools supporting "Framework for Interactive Testing"
            • FitNesse: "The fully integrated standalone wiki, and acceptance testi...
            • RubyFIT: A Ruby port of FIT (Framework for Interactive Testing)
        • TP Monitor: Transaction Processing Monitors
          • TPMS: The ICL TP monitor
          • Tuxedo
        • VoIP/IP Telephony: Voice over IP - IP Telephony technology and applications.
          • Asterisk/FreePBX
        • Wiki: A website that is modifiable through a web browser
          • Trac: An enhanced wiki and issue tracking system
          • WikiWorks: A simple and stable Smalltalk wiki
      • Specification: A formal description of a system or protocol
        • Data Communication Protocols
          • Circuit Switch Protocols: TDM, SONET/SDH, ISDN, ATM, Transmission Heirarchies
          • IBM Protocols
            • 3270/3770
            • APPC/APPN/HPR
              • LU 6.2/PU 2.1
            • BISYNC
            • SDLC
          • IPX: Novell IPX Protocol
          • Packet Switch Protocols: X.25, Frame Relay etc
          • Point-to-point Protocols: Communications methods that link two devices with a single ...
            • RS232: As per the RS232 standard and in common practice (modems, b...
          • SSH: Secure Shell communications protocol
          • TCP/IP
        • ETSI: European Telecommunication Standards Institute
          • SMPP: Short Message Peer to Peer Protocol by Logica
        • J2EE: Java 2 Enterprise Edition: developing applications for web...
          • EJB: Enterprise JavaBeans
          • Java Servlets
          • JMS: Java Messaging System - part of J2EE
          • JSP: Java Server Pages
        • Standard: Specification from a recognised standards body, e.g. ISO
          • CCITT/ITU
            • ASN.1: Abstract Syntax Notation 1. See ITU-T X.680 and X.690.
            • X.25/X.75: DTE to DCE and DCE to DCE (network interchange)
            • X.3/X.28/X29: Packet Assembler Dissassemblers
          • IETF: Internet Engineering Task Force
            • HTTP: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
            • IPv6
            • LDAP: The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provides a...
            • Mobile IP IPv4
            • OpenPGP: RFC 2440, PGP, GnuPG
            • SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. RFC 821
            • XMPP: Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (RFCs 3920-3923)
            • Zeroconf: Zero Configuration Networking (known as Bonjour by some)
          • ISO: International Organisation for Standardisation
            • SGML: The Standard Generalised Mark-up Language. (ISO 8879)
          • MFA Forum: An international, industry-wide, nonprofit association of t...
            • Frame Relay
            • LAN Emulation
          • OMG: Object Management Group
            • CORBA: Common Object Request Broker Architecture
          • OPC: Ole for Process Controll. COM-based communication protocol ...
          • W3C: Standards defined by the W3C (w3.org)
            • (X)HTML: The HTML and later XHTML standards
            • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
            • SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics - An XML-based graphics format pub...
            • XML: Extensible Markup Language
            • XSL: XSL stylesheets, XSL-FO
    • Soft Skills: Soft skills are those which can be learned, but not taught.
      • Author: Ability to present information by written word.
      • End-user documentation: Production of approachable documentation targetted at the a...
      • End-user Liaison: Communicating directly with the end user, listening, unders...
      • Management: The ability to coordinate resources
      • Negotiation: Taking a group of people with conflicting points of view an...
        • Standards Negotiation: Drafting a standard that may not suit everybody but one whi...
      • Speaker: Ability to convey information verbally.
      • Teacher: Teacher / Lecturer / Trainer - the ability to impart knowl...
      • Team Work: The ability to work well as part of a team.