Being Proven Wrong in my Internship

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

Checklist for New Programming Projects

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

Where Can I Teach Myself?

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?

Short Takeaways from BSides Scotland 2018

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