The School of Applied Computing welcomed Digital Architect Rob James from the DVLA in Swansea this afternoon. Rob spoke with students studying the Change Management module on the Business Information Technology and Applied Computing degrees about the ways in which new technology such as VR, AR, AI and The Internet of Things (IOT) is changing the way businesses are being run.
A fascinating insight into how new technology is shaping the future of business!
Q. What is your Name? Richard Martin
Q. What was your University course? BSc Web Development
Q. What is your job title and role? Developer
Q. Could you briefly describe the organisation you work for?
We build estates management software.
Q. Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?
Project management as well as coding and computational skills needed for a career in IT.
Q. Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it? Get in for nine and get the kettle on. As any developer will tell you software is fueled by caffeine. Spend my morning writing asp.Net MVC and SQL then some self study and onto the React and NoSQL project.
Q. What aspects of your job do you enjoy most? The freedom to manage my own time and investigate and research different technologies as I see fit. Also working with cutting edge technologies such as React.JS.
Q. Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career? Do your best in anything you do. My career as a developer started four years ago before I started uni when I took a three week temporary data entry position. I gave it my all as I always do. Within two weeks I had finished all the data entry and moved in to front end web design/development. Which lead into my degree. So, just always do your best at anything you do. You never know what will be your break into your career.
Q. A Quote that sums up your time at the University? Hard work, challenging and stressful but one of the best and most rewarding things I have done.
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