We specialise in open source language training - did you realise that we've been teaching Perl for 7 years now, and have a range of 12 different public courses?
1995 - Well House Consultants formed, to provide contract staff to provide Unix (Solaris) training for other training suppliers, and to provide internet / web services for those suppliers.
1996 - We wrote and presented our first Perl course, selling it through the catalogue of one of our customers, and running it at their training centre.
1997 - Java courses introduced, and our Perl range extended. We were now teaching very few Unix courses as all our time was spend specialising in Perl and Java, and working on web sites.
1998 - We took over the formatting and printing of our own training notes, introduced our "quick reference cards" and provided on line access to course examples for the first time.
1999 - Our office was getting cramped! We bought a Georgian lodging house on 4 floors in Melksham - "In need of some renovation" as estate agent's details might say - and started work on it!
2000 - In January, our office was transferred to Melksham, and our public courses also transferred there in the Autumn. Since we'd had the opportunity to furnish from scratch, our training centre had infrastructure needed for the type of courses we run, and was equipped appropriately. 2000 also saw the introduction of our Tcl courses.
2001 - The first edition of our "Of Course" newsletter was published at the start of the year, and we continued to improve our courses and infrastructure, with facilities such as broadband access to all trainee desktops, wireless networking, and the doubling in size of our technical library. PHP and MySQL courses were introduced in the summer, and we got planning consent to use more of the building for the business than we had envisioned at first.
2002 - We'll be looking to improve our service still further. We now accept payment in Euros as well as Sterling and USD, and we're now testing our secure server to start accepting your bookings on line. We've already updated two of our courses in the first few days of the year, and more updates will follow as we continue to track technology.
And we've held our prices. A five day public course still costs only #1090 - that's actually less than it was 2 years ago (#1215) when we had an extra level of reseller in the loop.
1st January 2003. 2002 as predicted was a year of major progress and development - course content was gently updated through the year to reflect changes in the technology and our customer facilities were further upgraded. We now have a 1 Megabit link to the Internet available to all trainees, a library of over 300 technical books .... and we retain the same high quality training and the same prices.
2004 - The library has grown to 500 books, and Python courses have been added to the schedule. The internet connection is now 3Mbit and we're busier than ever. All trainee workstations used on our public courses have been replaced as have projectors, coffee machine, etc.
2005 - Prices held AGAIN for this year. Internet connection is now 4 Megabit. Public language courses in Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl/Tk; also MySQL, Tomcat deployment and Linux (for web server admins).
Oh - and 5 day public courses STILL cost less that they did at the start of 2000 with an extra level of reseller ;-)
Link to current course schedule
Link to courses by subject and level
See also History of Well House Consultants
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Historic Drawings from near Melksham - (2012-02-28) 
Historic documents for Wiltshire - (2012-02-16) 
The skull above the door in Melksham Town Hall - (2011-11-06) 
Looking back at www.wellho.net - (2011-01-28) 
2999 - looking back - (2010-10-15) 
Well House Consultants - a potted history - (2010-09-23) 
10 years and counting - (2005-02-23) 
Well House Consultants - review of 2004 - (2004-12-31) 
An update for old friends - (2004-09-03)History 
A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27) 
San Juan Capistrano - (2016-11-23) 
The oldest part of Los Angeles - (2016-11-23) 
Pictures of Melksham Heritage Discovery Fair - (2014-07-11) 
Now Open - A Museum for Melksham. Come in and see us. - (2012-05-13) 
Press Release - Museum to explore the story of Melksham - (2012-05-11) 
The skull above the door in Melksham Town Hall - (2011-11-06) 
A Melksham Timeline - Domesday to present day - (2011-10-17) 
The Interview and The Lift - (2009-02-12) 
The Romans got it right - (2004-10-28) 
10 Years of experience - (2004-08-30)The story of our Georgian HQ and Edwardian Hotel 
Final day of training at Well House Manor - Python, Lua, Tcl and C/C++ continue at The Spa, Melksham - (2017-06-30) 
Out of doors (mostly) at Well House in Melksham - (2013-07-12) 
Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18) 
The Accidental Hotelier - (2012-08-24) 
Memorial to a day in 1999 - (2010-10-06) 
Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20) 
01225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax - (2010-08-26) 
Bright day, snowy day - (2010-01-06) 
Ten years ago, we moved to Melksham Spa - (2009-12-24) 
Ten years in Melksham - looking forward to ten more. - (2009-08-11) 
On the roof of a Melksham Spa House - (2009-05-05) 
Christmas is coming very early - (2007-11-24) 
MacFormat - Me and My Mac - (2007-03-31) 
Butterflies in a Wiltshire garden - (2006-08-12) 
Melksham in Bloom - (2006-07-22) 
Gardens, Well House Consultants HQ - (2006-05-13) 
Contrast - the storm and the calm. - (2005-01-10) 
History around you - (2004-11-15)Solutions centre home page
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