Wow, it hardly seems like two years since Desynit produced our "Merry Christmas" video (which you can find on my Blog Post from 2012 here) but it has been. Since then, we've grown so much as a company we have had to move office. We now have our own meeting room, two front doors and "Mac" users in the company. Things are changing fast.
One thing that hasn't changed though is our creative, and fun brand promotion and marketing initiatives. It seems almost every week these days I'm "borrowed" from my desk to snap a quick picture, proof-read a blog post, or take part in some complicated stunt to help promote a tweet, user group event or any one of the many channels of activity Desynit are involved in.
Luckily, this year, our Christmas message was a little easier than donning the old itchy beard... all I had to do was give away a bottle of craft beer in fact! On the run in to Christmas (the last 12 working days) each of the team here is featuring in a social media post with a piece of seasonal technology advice, as a gift to the community. My top tip was for the best service "remember to shop small and local". I am a big advocate of using local businesses and services, and believe that knowing the people you are dealing with is really important. It's definitely something I advocate here at Desynit, always making sure to phone clients when needed/possible and make sure they are comfortable with their projects, and know the people behind the work - we're not just some factory churning out pages of code.
Anyway, if you are reading this, you are too late to win the bottle of beer - that went to Python developer Tom Blockley, from Team Rubber but you can still have a laugh at a "Elffed" up picture of me on the facebook post here.
So Happy Christmas everyone, I hope you have a prosperous 2015!