Our Technical Director, Colin relocates to Nagpur

 

At Two Jay we are open and honest about the way we work. We have offices in five locations (Sheffield, Manchester, London, Dublin and Nagpur), with teams working together and collaborating, often remotely. We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading Magento Solutions Partners and one of only five Magento Cloud integrators in Europe and support customers across the globe.

The majority of our technical team are located in Nagpur, India and include our talented Front-end Developers, Back-end Developers, ISTQB certified Quality Analysts and some of our Project Managers. Our UK teams work closely with them to deliver the best possible projects for our customers. While our Founder, Jamie visits all locations regularly and plays an active role in ensuring objectives and team culture is aligned.

Colin’s journey

In early 2018, our Technical Director Colin joined Two Jay with a wealth of experience in both developing eCommerce websites on the Magento platform and improving efficiencies internally within teams. Based in our Manchester office, Colin worked closely with his technical team via daily video calls and a constant messaging stream.

Despite making positive progress mentoring and managing our Nagpur team from Manchester, Colin believed that he could make larger strides working with the team on-site. After visiting India twice in 2018, Colin made a huge decision to relocate to Nagpur with his wife and son.

When speaking to Colin ahead of the move he commented: "My family and I are really looking forward to being out in Nagpur. The team there are very friendly and have made us all feel most welcome. Working on-site with the team I believe we can implement the significant changes needed to enable Two Jay to scale in line with business targets. It should be an exciting time for everyone."

In October 2018, Colin officially relocated and began working in the Nagpur office. Using his extensive experience with Magento to offer support to the team and to refine core development processes. His first objectives, aside from adjusting to the culture and the heat, included reducing project delivery time and increasing the number of Magento 2 certified developers within the team.

Colin and the team celebrating Diwali 2018

Colin and the team celebrating Diwali 2018

Over the last couple of months, the team have undergone their Magento 2 certifications and with guidance from Colin and the leadership team. The results are 24 passes across the board, including Solution Specialist, Associate Developer, Professional Developer and Frontend Developer certifications.

 
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To recognise individual achievements, such as the Magento 2 certifications and content contributions featured in our Developer Resources section, Colin has introduced a monthly reward celebration with the help of Charlotte, our Head of Talent and Culture. The picture below is from January’s celebration where the team enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant.

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Proving our value within our Magento Community, Colin has also worked with the team to improve our Magento contributions which continue to improve the Magento Open Source Platform. Contributions include source code patches (either bug fixes or new functionality) and are delivered by developers using GitHub Pull Requests. Since implementing these changes, we are proud to be recognised within the top 5 partner contributors with individual efforts also being recognised within the top 10 individual contributors - go team!

What’s next?

We’re proud to sponsor India’s biggest Magento event, Meet Magento India next month and Colin is looking forward to attending the event with some of the team. Community events like Meet Magento are a great way to keep learning and an opportunity to meet with fellow developers and agencies.

If you’re attending, you’ll find us sponsoring the Mocktail Networking Party and Contribution Day, so look out for the Two Jay team and be sure to say hello!

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Jessica Truscott