Training Days

In the bank where I work, there is a 6 week training program for all graduates joining the computer infrastucture or development teams. The attendees come from a mixture of both technical & non-technical degree courses, all who have shown an aptitude for technology.

From the database administration team, a mainframe colleague, Mark, and I were asked to present an Introduction to Databases to this group over a 3 day period. Previously this was done by outside computer training companies.

This was a whole new departure for out team. In the past, we would have only presented for a couple of hours on standards within the bank and to promote our own team.

It took a lot of effort on our part to be ready and when the first course completed yesterday, it was a huge relief to get the positive feedback from the graduates – though, we did learn from some mistakes along the way too.

It is nice to get the title of ‘Guest Lecturer’ in the local Institute of Technology.

Now we get to repeat it again in October & November.

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