What were you doing before you joined ZeroLight?
I've been interested in creating applications for a long time, and it was this that really peaked my interest in coding. So, after completing my course in Graphic Design at Newcastle College, I studied App Development via the online training software Treehouse.
What are your hobbies?
I like to keep active and maintain a healthy lifestyle when I'm away from my computer. Generally, I spend my time lifting weights, dancing, and sparring - but not at the same time! Because I like to juggle so many activities, the flexible hours here have let me keep the right balance between my working and social life, which I really enjoy.
So, what do you do here at ZeroLight?
I'm a Web Engineer in the Cloud Team. We work on quite a variety of projects: from designing user interfaces and coding new server features to cloud computing, we always have a lot of exciting projects on our plates!
What is the best bit about your role?
The best part about my role is working at the cutting edge of modern technology. As a team and a company, we're constantly innovating, breaking the limits of what's thought to be possible, and generating new ideas for future features. I find this really motivating, and I'm always looking forward to seeing what we'll work on next.
What skills have you developed or learned here?
The most important skill I have learned here is team work and collaboration. I've seen first-hand here why you can achieve far more together than you ever could on your own, and getting to grips with methods like sprints, Git Flow, and Unit Testing have been essential in my development in this area. Aside from that, learning to not get too bogged down in the details and remembering to always focus on expandability has been invaluable to me. It's allowed me to create and fine-tune features that not only work across devices, but can also be deployed to multiple cloud machines.
What would you say to someone wanting to join ZeroLight?
As a company, we don't chase the competition; we lead it. We do things no one else is doing, so don't be scared of stepping into the unknown and joining the forefront of innovation. You won't look back.