NYON, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire -02/21/12)- Wikifamilies (OTCQB: WFAM.PK - News) (Pinksheets: WFAM.PK - News), a developer of patented social media technologies and the online community www.Wikifamilies.com, today approved the change of role for one of its co-founders, Robert Coleridge, from Chief Software Engineer to Chief Information Officer. Robert is also a member of the Wikifamilies Board of Directors. Robert has 35 years of experience as a Software Engineer. Prior to joining Wikifamilies, Robert worked at Microsoft pioneering numerous technologies, including web services. During his tenure at Microsoft, Robert and Chris Dengler, Wikifamilies CTO, helped pioneer Microsoft's Internet connectivity strategy known as web services, which now runs on over 6 billion devices worldwide.
"Given his experience and reputation as one of the IT industry's true innovators, Robert inspires the entire management team. He will act as both a mentor and leader to recruit younger programmers to Wikifamilies' software development staff, which we are now in the processing of doing," said Malcolm Hutchinson, CEO of Wikifamilies, Inc. "Robert is far more than just a software development genius. He is an amazing intellectual on numerous fronts as demonstrated by his academic qualifications. He has degrees in Theology, Anthropology and Computer Science. Robert has used his combination of experience and education to produce a social media platform that a parallel to none."
Robert's career spans an impressively diverse cross-section within the IT industry, including: accounting; records management; statistical analysis; visionary prototyping for Microsoft executives; and banking infrastructure control systems. Examples of his impact on the IT industry can be found by doing a web search on key words: FTP, Cryptography, speech, SOAP, in combination with Robert Coleridge. The results will speak for themselves.
Robert's passion for software engineering started at age 14 when his High School math teacher sat him down at an old teletype, an acoustic coupler modem, and a 300 baud connection to a distant college's mainframe. By the time he was 15 he had written a registration system for the school and by the time he was 16 he had written a cataloguing system for the school library. Transferring from school to school, Robert was able to finish 8 computer science courses before graduation. Taking a job as an office runner Robert was rapidly moved to the IT department of a global engineering firm and his career took off from there. From a humble office boy to an industry innovator and visionary Robert has now brought those skills to bear on Wikifamilies in the underlying cloud based and highly secure platform.
About Wikifamilies, Inc.
Wikifamilies, Inc. has designed and developed the Internet-based social media website, Wikifamilies.com, with a unique emphasis on families and new technologies. This web-based platform, presently in beta testing, is intended to enhance the ability of families to communicate and share family heritage and events while providing a secure location to transact family-related business matters. Wikifamilies has designed its site with multiple revenue streams and a rich user experience to offer users both entertainment and functionality while being affordable and providing real value.
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