Busy busy

So anyone reading this regularly or just coming here to find out some update may be wondering why I’ve not posted for a while – work has been increasingly busy over the last year, so much so that my team has tripled since around May 2011. It’s very difficult to focus on your other interests when you have so much going on at work, especially when that interest is developing a piece of code, it all just seems like work and keeping it going is very tough.

That’s not to say I won’t be providing future updates to ThinkTwit, however, the next release will include a lot of important updates for ensuring future upgrades are much more smooth and I’ll also write an article to aid other developers in achieving this. I’m hoping I’ll be able to start continuing work on this in the coming months by reducing my workloads with the three new staff
I have just received.

In related news I’ve also just completed PRINCE2 training alongside my Project Manager – we both passed the Foundation exam and are just awaiting our Practitioner results. I’m hoping the skills we have learnt here will aid us on handling workloads better and will also include learning’s here if possible. If anyone is thinking about taking this course I highly recommend it, it has some great ideas and has the potential to transform your projects if you are able to properly implement it!

About Stephen Pickett


Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist, project manager, RightNow and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Professional Services Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, the leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.

Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.

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