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Graduate Success : Andrew Thomas @ BrightSeed Ltd.

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What was your HE course? BSc Software Engineering
What is your job title and role? Technical Director – My role is to manage the development team, to design and build scalable and secure web applications for Brightseed Ltd. and our clients, with focus on delivering high performance digital products ranging from bespoke applications to eCommerce and CMS applications.

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Could you briefly describe the organization you work for? Brightseed Ltd. – We are a small highly skilled team with a strong development and design department. We are building a team that wants to work on some of our industries leading techniques used within software development whilst also keeping a focus on training our team to be recognised leaders in our field.

Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job? The degree set me out to cover the core fundamentals of programming and project management. I took these values to earn my first position as a junior developer at a local agency and continued to learn whist moving into a large national corporate.

Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it? Each day varies from working on a large project used by a global insurance company to working with a local SME that would like to develop a new application to help streamline their internal business processes.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy most?  When a client goes live with a new site and their business grows from it.

Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career? Try to gain valuable and relevant industry experience over several years – then the choice is yours with what you want to do.

Believe in yourself and set no boundaries.

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Upcoming Events @ TechHub Swansea

This half-day workshop provides an overview of User Experience and why it is an important consideration in the development of products, systems and applications. A series of presentations outline real-world implementations and case-studies by leading internationally renowned User Experience experts.

Join us at TechHub Swansea for a workshop on Growth hacking with founder of True Up, Liam Reynolds (trueup.co.uk)

Start Up Business Support and Pizza! Join regional sponsor of TechHub Swansea for an afternoon of business support and pizza, get practical support and guidance, FREE, for all members.

TechHub Swansea have gone all roaring ’20s and are thrilled to invite you to our exclusive prohibition party. …it’s a strictly need to know event, so ‘speak-easy’!

Have you heard of the Raspberry Pi computer? Do you want to know more and see what others are doing with this amazing low cost device? Come along to the Swansea Raspberry Jam event and meet other Raspberry Pi users

As a start-up you need to plan for future and your future success. Getting your website found online by the right people is a huge part of modern-day marketing and being listed for the correct keywords by the search engines is essential.

The Welsh Government Creative Industries team is busy doing a series of regional briefing events across Wales. The events are a brief presentation on the support available from the Welsh Government to creative sector businesses and a plenary, followed by the opportunity of 1:1 half hour slots with Welsh Government Business

Growing and Organising your Engineering Team Advice Clinic

Guest Speaker: Edd Turtle in a Startup Culture

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Edd Turtle, a graduate from University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Software Engineering, recently gave a presentation about ‘Web & Software Development in a Startup Culture’. The presentation spoke about both the software principles used in industry and opportunities for any students looking to start their own company.

Edd is the lead developer at a local startup company called Hoowla, which is an online conveyancing solution helping buyers, sellers and their solicitors to collaborate on cases together. The first part of the presentation focused on how cloud computing is used within Hoowla and other companies to maintain it’s online stability and scalability.

The latter half of the presentation focused primarily on the opportunities available to students in the local area, highlighting that there are technology companies (and jobs) in South Wales.

The School would like to thank Edd for returning to the School of Applied Computing to share his experience and knowledge with our current students, and we look forward to future collaborations.

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