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18 April 2015 - 11:46 am Starting a startup as a student: My experience

The Beginning

After many rounds of assessments and interviews I managed to get a placement year at IBM. Starting a full time job after being a student was quite a culture shock. I had to move away from friends and family to go and work in a town that was almost as far away from home as I could get. I had to wake up at 8 o’clock every morning, get home at 6 and not go out during the week (mostly…). I wanted to fit all this all in whilst also embarking on my own startup journey. Continue reading “Starting a startup as a student: My experience” »

10 April 2014 - 10:00 am Not such an idiot.

A few weeks ago I began a challenge to see whether I could follow the method set out by Josh Kauffman to learn a skill in 20 hours. I’m now halfway through that challenge and, as promised, I’m clocking in to give you a report on how I’m getting on. Summary? I’m doing pretty well. Thus far I’m really happy with how it’s going, how far I’ve got with it and what I’ve got to look forward to, but I would say there are some small extra bits of advice that I’d give to anyone wanting to take up the challenge themselves.

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31 March 2014 - 10:59 am Coding for idiots

The votes are in! After a number of different suggestions for skills I should learn in twenty hours, both on- and offline (someone threatened to actually make me morris dance), I have picked one that is a perfect blend of manageable but out of my comfort zone; coding! I’ll go into why I chose this one in more detail in the following blog, and how I’ve broken it down according to Josh Kaufman’s method, but suffice to say I’m somewhere between excited and daunted, but always ready for a challenge!

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