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Three blind mice dyalog user conference 17 th october 2012 paul grosvenor managing director

Three Blind Mice

Dyalog User Conference

17th October 2012

Paul Grosvenor

Managing Director


Three blind mice
Three Blind Mice

This is the story of three 3 trainee APL programmers – our mice. They came to us with no knowledge of APL or what might lay ahead …


Three blind mice1
Three Blind Mice

  • What are our aims

  • What are our problems

  • A little bit of history

  • Where are we now

  • Some introductions

  • Where are we going next


What are our aims
What are our aims

  • Bring new (young) people into our community

  • Find talent

  • Generate a resource stream

  • Explore the interest in the general community

  • Generate opportunity for the trainees and for ourselves

  • Co-operation with other companies


What are our problems
What are our problems

  • Where do we find our trainees

  • How can a small company provide a proper training infrastructure


A little bit of history
A little bit of history

  • Discussion with Dyalog in 2010

  • Placed adverts for the “learn APL” initiative

  • March 2012 approach made to Crawley college

  • May 2012, join UK Apprenticeship scheme

  • June 2012, 20 applicants apply

  • July 2012, 7 prospects survive “skills matching”

  • July 2012, 7 prospects “Try APL”

  • July 2012, Dyalog join with us

  • August 2012, 3 apprentices start


Where are we now october 2012
Where are we now (October 2012)

  • Optima has provided some basic introductions to APL and given exposure to the APL team

  • Trainees have started to produce basic APL code and begun to get used to some of the ideas

  • Trainees have attended a 4 day Introduction to APL course held at Dyalog in Bramley

  • Trainees have started to test code written by the optima APL team

  • Trainees started their Day release course at Crawley College as part of their apprenticeship scheme

  • Trainees are now attending their first APL conference here in Helsingor and if you hadn’t already guessed they are here today ….


Some introductions
Some introductions

James Greeley

Samuel Gutsell

ShaquilSidiki


Where are we going next
Where are we going next

  • Continue the training of our apprentices and identify their strengths, likes, dislikes etc.

  • Hopefully the apprentices will complete their year, gain a solid background in APL and have an industry recognised qualification

  • If this is successful repeat next year and subsequent years

  • Encourage a “staff share” with Dyalog

  • Expand the concept of a staff share or “training share” with other companies

  • Spread the word


Three blind mice dyalog user conference 17 th october 2012 paul grosvenor managing director

Thank You

Contact us:

Optima House, Mill Court,

Spindle Way,

Crawley,

West Sussex RH10 1TT

Tel: 01293 562 700

Fax: 01293 562 699

info@optima-systems.co.uk

www.optima-systems.co.uk