Advice for learning how to code04 May 2022
When I was working in publishing I started learning to code by studying for 20 minutes each day. After about 18 months of doing this I did a bootcamp and got an apprenticeship in tech. This post gives some tips I have for anyone learning to code - especially alongside a full time job or other responsibilities.
What is the WordPress Gutenberg editor?09 Apr 2022
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and the Gutenberg editor is its most significant change since 2003. It was introduced in Wordpress version 5.0 which came out in 2018 and it replaces the previous Tiny MCE editor with a block based drag and drop interface.
5 Things I've Learnt as an Apprentice Software Developer10 Mar 2022
I’ve been working as an apprentice software developer for a couple of months now and there are some things that I’ve learnt that I wanted to share. I hope that the below is useful to you if you are thinking about becoming developers or graduating from a bootcamp and going into your first job.
How I made my blog19 Feb 2022
Looking back at Founders and Coders01 Jan 2022
This blog is a follow up to My Journey to Becoming a Developer. In that post I described how I’d come to apply to the Founders and Coders bootcamp and make the switch to a new career. Now as I start my first job in the tech industry I’m reflecting on my experiences on the course and my hopes for the future.
Four Things I've Learnt So Far at Founders & Coders23 Oct 2021
It’s been a month since I started the full time course at Founders & Coders and it seems like a good time to talk about what I’ve been learning.
Attending Co-Tech conference at Space409 Oct 2021
Co-Tech (Co-operative Technologists) is a network of co-operatives that sell digital or tech services. They met for their conference on 23-24th September in the co-working space at Space4 in Finsbury Park. I attended as a new member of Common Knowledge who have hired me as an apprentice software developer.
My journey to becoming a developer09 Aug 2021
I’ve worked in book publishing for eight years but I’ve loved it. I’ve won awards (which is really nice and slightly embarrassing) and I’ve worked on some beautiful books.
Why you should make a personal website08 Jul 2021
A personal website can be thought of as like your ‘home’ on the internet. It is a way to make yourself stand out from the competition. It helps you control your online presence and build a personal brand. It also makes it easier for potential employers to find you.