Ciarán Ainsworth

I’m a passionate technologist with a knack for writing clear, user-friendly technical documentation. I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to try new things, and I spend as much time as I have available attending software conferences around Europe.



MA, English Literature; The University of Exeter

Thesis title: "“The Way it Used to Be”: Mono No Aware and the Tanuki in Isao Takahata’s Pom Poko"


BA, Film and Television Studies; Prifysgol Aberystywth

Dissertation title: "“It’s Not of This World”: An Analysis of How the Onryō Inflitrated the Western Horror Market"


Semester Abroad; Hong Kong Baptist University

Minored in Computer Science (C), Japanese, and Cantonese

Work Experience

Project Maintainer and Steering Committee Member: Funkwhale Association 2019 - Present

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Technical Support Analyst: Oneserve 2018 - Present

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Applications Manager: Exeter College 2017 - 2018

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Helpdesk Technician: Exeter College 2016 - 2017

Key Responsibilities

Technical Experience

Side Projects

My passion for technology has led me to undertake many projects independently in order to keep learning and evolving as new technologies emerge.

Open Source

As a big supporter of Free and Open Source software, I try to help out with FOSS projects wherever I can.

Programming Languages
Microsoft SQL: In my current role I do a lot of work in SQL, ranging from data uploads to mass alterations of existing data. Many investigations require deconstructing scripts and stored procedures to assess their outcomes, as well as finding issues across the schema and correcting these in a timely manner. I have also been active in creating stored procedures for use in our application.

PowerShell: During my time as an SCCM administrator, I made use of PowerShell on a daily basis to automate complex tasks and find creative solutions to problems posed by our early adoption of Windows 10 and Microsoft InTune. I wrote a script to automate the process of deploying Sophos AV, which I uploaded to GitHub for other administrators to make use of.

BASH: I make heavy use of BASH in both my professional and personal life. As a server administrator I operate mostly in BASH and BASH scripts, and have made use of several of these scripts to automate my personal computers in the same way as my servers.

Python: I have studied Python in my free time using tools such as codecademy and have made good use of it in my working life, creating small programs to query the Zendesk API to give a notification when documents need updating. I also wrote a bot for Mastodon in Python using the Mastodon REST API.

Vue.JS: Most of my contributions to Funkwhale are frontend fixes written in Vue.JS and vanilla JS.

CSS/HTML: I have created websites and worked with HTML/CSS to create new features for Funkwhale and also to rewrite my company’s Zendesk help centre.

jQuery: I make use of jQuery in both my professional and personal life, using it for features in Funkwhale as well as for additional features in Zendesk

Basic knowledge of C, .NET, Guile Scheme, Java

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Address - 19 Stoke Valley Road, Exeter, United Kingdon