The many ways I’ve fucked up and what I’ve learned in my first 10 years as a Software Developer

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In the last ten years my hair appears to have moved south, while personally I’ve moved up north

TL;DR;

New Media Officer — St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (2010–2013)

Always great to find out you made it into the paper when your mate tweets a picture of it

Challenges

Fuck ups & lessons learned

Junior Front-end Developer— Healthcare Startup (2013–2014)

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This image sums up the early days of the startup well. What’s not visible is the coffee machine for AM drinking (4PM being beer time)

Challenges

Fuck ups & lessons learned

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We used to have some fun in the office

Software Development Manager — Healthcare Startup (2014–2016)

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‘stand up’ with the old team — I still use a stand up hat in my current team

Challenges

Fuck ups & lessons learned

Software Developer/SDET/Cell Lead — BJSS (2016 — Present)

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Working for a consultancy does mean travel but it’s not always bad, I got to work in Las Vegas for two weeks in 2018 with this guy

Challenges

Fuck ups & lessons learned

Ways I want to fuck up in the next 10 years

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Technical Lead at BJSS. Interested in Automated Testing, Dev practises, Metal, Chiptune. All views my own.

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