Well, let’s start at the beginning. I’m Vincent (or Vince) and I am getting working my way through my forties. I live in Colchester and despite living here for 5 years, I’m still getting the know the area.

I work for Civica (A software company). I leade a team of amazing techical support people in the Housing Applications support department. I currently spend the day both dealing with customers on the phone and via email and ensuring my team are working safe an efficiently. The applications I help support are Microsoft technology based with stacks in MS SQL and IIS. There is also now a sprinkling of Docker and Linux now thrown in.

Previously I worked for Subex UK, in their BT Support department. I helped ensure that several Unix and Oracle SQL systems were running. I also helped keep the Business Objects system ticking along. This involved being on call 24/7 for one week every month!

I have previously worked full time as an IT Consultant making sure the HR and Pension systems don’t blow up or delete everybody’s details. During this work 1 week a month, I also handled the call out for these systems.

Home Life

During the evenings and weekends, I keep my self busy with occasional picture taking with my Digital SLR or playing with my Raspberry Pi.

I love technology and electronics and I am currently looking to build a “plug & play” home automation system based on the Raspberry Pi platform. This will include control of plug sockets to start with, but I do intend to include other controls later.

When I am not playing with my SLR or Raspberry Pi, I will be blogging over on my Tech Blog (www.talktech.info).