This summer I decided to accept a position at JP Morgan in Glasgow, instead of making money through my usual summer jobs of waitressing or bartending. Before starting, I had a few worrying expectations, mainly caused by the media and rumours from other people. The idea of working in finance had stricken me as being … Continue reading Being Proven Wrong in my Internship
There are lots of different things that people should always do before diving into something new, whether in or out of programming. Without planning and preparing, a lot of the projects that I've previously worked on would turned completely pear shaped. I decided that I'd compile (pun intended) a checklist that I and other people … Continue reading Checklist for New Programming Projects
There are fundamentally endless routes to becoming qualified enough to land a job in the tech industry in the present day, whether this be through university, apprenticeships, organisations like CodeClan, or other methods. However, you often need to learn things for yourself that won't specifically be taught to you from your regular source of learning, … Continue reading Where Can I Teach Myself?
Even though this post is long overdue due to exam season, I decided to attend my first security conference on the 27th of April, at BSides Scotland, in Glasgow Royal Concert hall. Unfortunately, due to having a machine learning exam in the morning, I missed some of the talks, but managed to make it to … Continue reading Short Takeaways from BSides Scotland 2018
Since the dreaded Summer exam periods are coming up in my University, as well as many other people's, I thought that I would shed some light on some different studying methods and techniques that some people may find extremely useful, as well as myself. The Pomodoro Technique This method is one of the most widely … Continue reading Effective Studying Techniques
Background Recently, I spoke at the Lean AGILE Glasgow meet up in March about how to embrace diversity in the tech industry, specifically focused on within development teams and why it is a good thing. I thought that I would write up this talk in some detail so that people that didn't get a chance … Continue reading Embracing Diversity in Development Teams
Over the weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Enusec's Le Tour du Hack 2018 at the Edinburgh Napier University's Craiglockhart Campus, through a sponsorship. The event was a CTF (capture the flag) in the style of tours, where we would be set challenges and have a certain amount of time to solve them. … Continue reading Le Tour du Hack 2018