I’m currently a student at The University of Huddersfield studying Computing with the goal of becoming a full stack web developer. I started working for Fishtank at the end of June on a remote basis due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
I was first introduced to web development back in college where I was taught the bootstrap framework and tasked to build a multipage and one page website. This was the initial spark to my interest in web development as I really enjoyed the visual side of creating something appealing that the user could interact with.
During my second year of university, I took a module in backend development using PHP, Laravel and MySQL. I really enjoyed learning these languages and building out a flight booking system but I always found myself jumping to the front end to make it look clean and minimalistic, from this I knew I wanted to gain more experience in the front end side of things.
Working alongside the other three developers has been a pleasure and I've already been exposed to lots of new tools, techniques, industry insight and much more.
I applied for a placement position after attending the university's placement fair. After chatting with Fishtank’s Head of Development, Mike, I left the event feeling inspired by our conversation about the languages and tools used at Fishtank and it made me want to know more. After researching and seeing the wide variety of projects that they had undertaken and the process of creating every aspect of the project, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team.
Everyone at Fishtank has been extremely welcoming and helpful throughout my first few weeks. Working alongside the other three developers has been a pleasure and I've already been exposed to lots of new tools, techniques, industry insight and much more.
Already I have had the opportunity to work on two very different and challenging websites. The first being Sovereign Auto Enrolment Solutions who needed their site bringing into the modern digital world, as well as a local charity supporting children in and around the Kirklees area. Not only did I have the opportunity to build these first two websites, I also got to work directly with the clients on how to use the CMS to dynamically change and update their new website.
I want to thank Fishtank for giving me this opportunity and I'm looking forward to working on more exciting and challenging projects.
Life Outside Fish Tank
In my free time I enjoy graphic design, mainly focused around album artwork. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to create a few designs for a band and solo project which are being used on music streaming platforms. I’m also in the process of learning to play guitar and I frequently go to gigs as I'm a massive fan of heavy music.
Bucket List Best Bits
Go to UNIFY Heavy Music Gathering in Australia.