For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Level playing fields, job vacancies, lemons and peaches
Keeping a level playing field, and keeping personal data confidential, preclude me from writing more than a few generalities about some of the interesting way things unfolded when I posted up a week ago that we're looking for help - a.k.a. a sort of job vacancy. Over the past few days, I've heard from (and met with) a number of "interested parties".
I told Xxxxxx that I would be at "The Manor" this afternoon until 3 setting up systems for this week's Lua course and that (s)he was welcome to pop in and chat through what we've got on offer; it was a positive conversation, so a no-show would be disappointing and telling. My system preps went very well - what takes a long time when you first do it becomes an efficient routine in time, and I found myself checking out laptops, boxing them up (I'm onsite for this course), and then even with time to write a quick update here.
The vacancy is still open. [link]
. I'm making sure that I give people plenty of time to read what we're looking for - to ensure that we get the best person / people helping whether they see it early or late, whether they jump straight in and get in touch while the iron is hot, or come in with a more considered approach once they've checked whether it's practical for them and worked out logistics with family.
So - you can still email me if you're interested. I'm expecting that when I'm back in town - next Thursday - I may be meeting with one or two more folks - and then I'll be in a position to evaluate, compare, and decide with whom I think we have the best fit. I'm actually quite confident that I've met a couple of peaches, as well as a couple of lemons - but that's my slanted view as to how they would fit in with us. And I'm reminded that lemon meringue pie is really tasty, and you can't make it with peaches. (written 2010-09-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM301 - The Well House Manor team 
Staff Meeting - (2006-08-30) 
Welcome, Martin - (2006-10-16) 
Both one team and two - (2006-12-08) 
Meet the neighbours - (2006-12-20) 
Graham Ellis - an Introduction - (2007-02-05) 
Behind the scenes - (2007-02-17) 
Well House Manor appoints a General Manager - (2007-08-28) 
Congratulations, Martin and Marta - (2008-03-17) 
Well House Consultants / Manor - Staff - (2008-03-21) 
Carlisle High School - Class of 1973 Reunion - (2008-09-21) 
Job application - (2008-10-13) 
Team changes at Well House - looking forward - (2008-12-06) 
Short health and safety course - (2009-02-02) 
Who sticks by you in the snow? - (2009-02-05) 
The Interview and The Lift - (2009-02-12) 
Job applicants - wondering why they apply - (2010-08-16) 
An opportunity to join our team! - (2010-08-28) 
Concluding the interview process - (2010-09-10) 
A change to the Well House team - thank you and good luck, Chris - (2011-03-14) 
Are you cheerful, reliable and available on Saturday mornings? - (2011-05-30) 
Our National Autograss Champion, from Melksham - (2011-09-08) 
On getting noticed for the right reasons when you ask about job availability - (2012-09-26) 
Three cheers for the staff at Well House Manor - (2013-01-24) 
Annual Accounts - a big job for a small business - (2013-02-15) 
Happy Christmas from the Well House Manor team - (2013-12-25)
Some other Articles
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, turns first sod in Melksham Link CanalLua - variable function arguments and selectMelksham shamefully makes the national headlinesTeaching Lua to a Perl advocateLevel playing fields, job vacancies, lemons and peachesLast, final, etcWhat others cannot do in 10 months takes Virgin 10 minutesOur facilities to support Well House Consultants CoursesOpen Source Programming - Training Course ScheduleWedding season in Melksham - somewhere good to stay
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