Over the next few weeks we’ll be saying hello to some of our new recruits at Webrevolve.
We’ve welcomed a number of new additions to our Liverpool office recently in the form of students from Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) who are working with us as part of their studies.
And as a form of introduction we asked Kyle from the development team to answer a few questions so we could find out a little more about one of our latest team members and what brought him to Webrevolve.
What are you studying at LJMU?
IT and Multimedia
What aspects of that degree appealed to you most?
All of it really, but the chance to learn about Web Development is what really excites me the most.
Why did you choose a sandwich year degree?
I wanted to gain real world experience, learning from experts and have the chance to spend all day every day coding which I felt would benefit me far more than only been able to do it of an evening.
How are you coping with the change from student to full time employment?
I am coping well, but still getting used to getting up at six in the morning, which is something I don’t think I’ll ever get used to!
In your first month at Webrevolve, what has been your biggest challenge?
Getting code that satisfies as many breakpoints as possible, which can be tough to be honest.
Is working as a front end web developer what you expected it to be?
Yes, if not better!
What are your goals for the next 12 months on your placement?
Pretty simple really. My goals are to become a confident, skilled junior web developer and gain as much knowledge as I possibly can during my time here.
After getting a feel for what we do, can you see yourself working in web development when you graduate?
Most definitely. I love the atmosphere, I love the work, I love learning new techniques on how to improve my code as a whole and make it more efficient.
What project are you helping with at the moment?
I am currently working on the website for a group called ‘Common Pastures’, who are based in Minnesota. It’s great to be thrown in at the deep end, and means I get to work on all aspects of site development.
Do you think the support you have received from other members of the development team has been useful?
Yes, I have had great help. If I had a problem I was given tips and pointers on how to fix it but not shown directly so that I was the one to fix the problem.
What member of the team has been most helpful to you?
Everyone has been great but I’d have to say that Spencer has helped me out the most, probably because he has the misfortune of sitting opposite me!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I see myself as fully fledged Front End Developer, hopefully working at Webrevolve of course!
So are you a Red or a Blue?
Red (of course) is there any other?
How many games of FIFA have you played since starting at Webrevolve?
Far too many!
And who do you think is the star player in the office?
The standard has been surprisingly high, but I would have to say Tom Wright has impressed me the most so far.
What motivates you?
I want to eventually own my own web design and development company.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I really like to go the gym, and socialise with friends, but I really love spending time with my son too.
And your favourite film?
My favourite film is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Do you have any people you look up to for inspiration?
Quite a few, but I’d say the most influential would have to be Nelson Mandela.