Over the past 3 years I have had the pleasure of working with the Codeworks team as a regular contributor to their Technotes column in the Journal. Writing a total of 20 column on subjects ranging from Gamification of Social networks to Unified Communications.
Sadly due to the recent austerity measures Codeworks has undergone some major changes of late and while it looks like the Thinking Digital Conference will continue and Codeworks Connect will merge with the Hub, it looks very like Technotes will be no more.
A couple of months ago I completed by 20th technotes and created a little infographic to celebrate the occasion showing the titles of the columns along with the main keywords details of the people at codeworks i’d worked with over the years. Little did I know at the time that that column would be not only my 20th but also my last technotes.
To the best of my knowledge I’m the only regular contributor Technotes ever had other than Herb Kim (the head of Codeworks). So I guess in a funny way I’m going to miss it most, and of course i’m going to be biased but there is a real sadness seeing something like Technotes go. It may have only been a little weekly column in a local paper, but it allowed up and coming technical talent, from web designers to internet entrepreneurs to to learn a little about journalism and to share their views with the local community.