Computing

Computing

Most of us have that one person in our family who is pretty handy with computers and in our family I seem to be that person. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, if it’s related to computers or technology then it’s always a case of ‘phone our Paul, he is good with computers!’. When you combine the fact that I find it difficult to say no and I never like to let a computer defy me you can probably guess that I’ve always got my hands full trying to help everyone out where I can ;). I don’t mind though it’s something I enjoy doing and the different challenges ensure that I am always learning new things.

Recently I came across my record of achievement from when I was leaving junior school and in there I was asked the question what would you like to do when you are older to which I had wrote ‘something to do with computers’. Fast forward (quite) a few years and here I am today working as a support developer with a well-known digital agency called amaze.

Looking back I guess computing was always in my blood but I didn’t really attempt to make a career out of it until recent years after applying for a place at Glyndwr University following a redundancy. It was during University where I made the decision to peruse a career in web development in favour of the more networking aspect of computing. Before joining University I was experimenting with very basic static website development (HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT etc.), by helping to maintain the local football website but I never really had a great understanding how the more complex CMS sites were developed but I was eager to find out.

To be continued...