Last week I had an interview for a summer internship at Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk to build a new website for their social enterprise and I got the job. It's kind of strange that of all the skills and knowledge of have gained, building websites is the one main ones I have gained the most from. The main reason I got it was due my Knowledge with joomla and with its awesome extensions. However, if I had attempted to use joomla a couple of years ago I would have had no idea where to start. So it's fair to say that starting off with basics and using those easy drag and drop site builders helped me learn about HTML, widgets and domain setups etc...
I truth is I really enjoy making websites and more recently have been really impressed by the sheer number of add ons you can have to a websites using CMSs such as joomla. I first started making websites because I was amazed at how you could communicate with the world from your fingertips.
My first website was actually a clan website from one of the first shooters on the PS3; 'Resistance: Fall of Man'. Our clan name was YFR for Your Favourite Rebels. It had about 30 members and we all used to play regularly so I thought I'd make website with a roster and about us page as well as a forum where we could discuss stuff and organise clan wars etc... Those days were some of the best days, mainly because I didn't have any commitments so I was free to play whenever.
My point is that if you're someone out there looking at something and fancy having a go yourself, whatever it may be; new skills, product or experience don't be put off by not having done it before, everyone's has to start somewhere and you never know where it may lead to. Do you have an experience where one unexpected thing has lead to another amazing opportunity? Share below.
I did finish the internship and then presented my poster and a speech at the SEPnet Expo in the Royal Institution in London which was a lovely venue, you can have a look at the poster below.
Nigel Crawford and I presenting my project at the SEPnet Expo at the Royal Institution in London on 20th November 2013.
Graduated with a BSc in Physics at the University of Surrey and an MSc in Applied Geophysics at the IDEA League.