After 15 months at The Housing Corporation, my contract ended yesterday. I worked at the Housing Corporation as a consultant for Sopra Newell & Budge.

I worked on two projects; Compliance Audit as a Team Leader and Core Systems Rewrite as a Team Leader/Technical Architect. CA succesfully went live a couple of months ago, but regrettably I left before CSR’s live date.

Another part of my role was to transfer skills to the Corpy’s permanent developers. Surprisingly I found that I particularly enjoyed this aspect. My “learners” – Mandy, Mark, Gerry, Mick & Louis – were a delight to work with. If everyone is as nice as you guys I might consider this as a career! These developers are well on their way to becoming C# gurus in their own right; I hope I have played a small part in that.

Thanks Mark Lewin, Gerry Evans, Elsa Nigro, Mandy Potts, Louis Pappasryou, Mick Yates, Simon Jackson, Chris Hibbert, Joe Gonzales, Melanie Cahill, Zia Uddin, Paul, Jennifer Mingo, Tajmina Jetha, Helen Mahon, Selina Yeboah, Nella Buisson-Web, Anagha Joshi, Vasos Petrou and Ian Pollack (left already). Despite the difficulties associated with huge projects like CSR (agile or not) you all made it a joy to work at the Corpy.

To Doug Laurence, Simon Rolph, Ambika Kumar, Andriy, Capilan, Satvinder, Jyothi, Graham Thurston, Chris, John French, Steve (database guy), Alan Yardley, Steve Vinney, Rob Kelly (left already) & Adrian Rodgers (left already) from Sopra Newell & Budge I very much enjoyed working with you all. If I didn’t leave the country I would’ve been very happy to continue our association.

I wish you all the best and do keep in touch.