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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Updated delegate computers - nine of the best
Albany - Caerphilly - Dharan - Edinburgh - Frankfurt - Guadalajara - Helsinki - Kingston - Liverpool.
Nine notepad computers all rebuilt with Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) for upcoming courses. A mid-life refresh, if you like. Starting with next week's Linux Course
covering Linux basics, Linux Admin overview and web (httpd) and MySQL server building and support. The machines are also loaded with C, C++, Expect, Java, Lua, Perl, Perl6, PHP, Python, Python3, Ruby, Tcl/Tk and Tomcat (in alphabetic order!) ready for other courses in following weeks.
These days, many delegate use their own computers during our courses and that's something we encourage where the subject being taught is a programming language. It means that delegates can work in the operating system and environment in which they'll be working after the course too. It means they can keep their examples easily. It means they can use their own data should they wish. But I always carry one or two systems with me on site so that I can demonstrate / so that people can use my data and examples even if they're not allowed them on secure company systems, etc.
Brugges - Izmir - Juneau ... remain unrebuilt. Izmir and Juneau are instantly recognisable as they have blue cases rather than red ones - bought that way for different uses, and serving those uses admirably internally to this day. Brugges had a slight accident (a.k.a. a certain company insisted it go in checked in baggage, in which their gorillas managed to break the screen) and it now runs as a network server. Motto - never trust a gorilla with a computer ... (written 2014-04-10, updated 2014-04-11)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG204 - Well House Consultants - Equipment and facilities 
New print centre for our manuals - (2005-09-01) 
Wheelchair access - can do! - (2005-09-25) 
Is enough enough? - (2005-09-27) 
New Network - (2005-10-10) 
Playing old games - (2007-02-22) 
MacFormat - Me and My Mac - (2007-03-31) 
One computer per delegate, or pair programming? - (2007-09-23) 
Korn shell course - resources - (2007-09-24) 
Better technology makes for longer commutes? - (2007-10-29) 
New trainee laptop fleet for our Open Source courses - (2007-12-30) 
Training Course and Business Conference Technology - (2008-07-07) 
Mobile Internet - an alternative to hotel WiFi - (2009-02-09) 
A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK - (2009-06-07) 
C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21) 
Simon says - (2010-06-05) 
A course review - for the tutor to complete - (2010-06-14) 
Fresh Paint for course presentation - including C++ - (2010-07-03) 
01225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax - (2010-08-26) 
A weighty decision - (2010-12-26) 
New Computers for delegates to use - (2011-01-13) 
Training Classes - should the training company provide a system for each delegate to use? - (2011-01-18) 
Sharing a single hotel internet connection without carrying extra hardware - (2011-02-18) 
No news is good news. - (2011-03-07) 
How fast is your Internet access? Do you need something faster for your business or home? - (2011-05-29) 
Python courses and Private courses - gently updating our product to keep it ahead of the game - (2011-10-20)
Some other Articles
A lovely meal in Swindon - just a short walk from the stationWeekend breaks by train to Melksham, WiltshireChippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge, public transport over Easter (2014)Updated staff systems helps us look after our customers betterUpdated delegate computers - nine of the bestWhy we teach LuaUpgrading our training systems to all the current stable versionsKeeping you Tkinter display up to date while monitoringOver a pound a kilometre - my bus in Weston-super-mareTrain fare look expensive? There may be a cheaper option
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