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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
I was told during last week's course that I'm much more approachable that I look in my picture
and I'm delighted with that, though at the same time wondering if I should change the picture concerned
to one that's a little less formal.
I'm following a conversation on a list server concerning dress for an event I'll be attending for a week next month, on which there are two "formal evenings". The attendees seem split between those who enjoy dressing up formally and those who don't enjoy it (some of whom are so "anti" that they're not going to attend those two evenings). You can put me into the "anti" group, but I'll be dressing up and attending on those two evenings; it's all a part of the job.
Occasionally, we're asked about dress code for our courses and we say "smart casual" - in fact, we've just added a couple of sentences to our joining instructions
to this effect. However - the real answer is "wear whatever you feel comfortable learning in". There are trainees who are suited all day in their work, and feel that they can't work in what are leisure clothes to them, and that's fine. And we have some quite extraordinary dressers - usually people who turn out to be brimming with confidence to carry it off, and fabulous people to have along. Ah - we have a fabulous client[c2]èle. I had better go get read for today's MySQL course
. (written 2004-09-20, updated 2008-05-10)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG303 - Well House Consultants - During the course 
Course Picture - (2005-04-09) 
The evening after the course - (2005-06-09) 
A Stengthening day - (2005-10-04) 
Features and Benefits - (2006-01-20) 
Training Centre Pictures - (2006-03-09) 
Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04) 
Longer hours and better value courses - (2007-01-15) 
Ensuring that our tutor answers YOUR questions - (2007-06-25) 
One computer per delegate, or pair programming? - (2007-09-23) 
The Learning Perl crew, October 2007 - (2007-11-03) 
Interactive training, and advancing techniques further - (2007-12-05) 
Effective Java training - the bootcamp approach - (2007-12-09) 
Holt on holt - (2008-09-29) 
Training Classes in other tongues - (2009-08-10) 
Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct. - (2010-01-02) 
C / C++ Course Lunch - sitting out at the West End - (2011-04-07) 
Learning about how to help people learning - and retaining - (2012-01-21) 
Fine evening, country walk from Melksham - pictures - (2012-06-21) 
Using your own laptop on our courses - now even easier! - (2013-07-05) 
Well House Consultants - Python courses / what's special. - (2015-10-28)
Some other Articles
Birth NoticeMySQL - Pivot tablesCall Centres, selling, and a pause for thoughtPosting 1000 letters!Dress CodeEvening classes to learn PHPPHP and natural sortingDrive the driveInternational awarenessGym and swimming - Melksham Blue Pool
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