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My experience on the Guardian’s Digital Fellowship

A number of software engineers have reached out to me who are interested in joining the Guardian. I thought it might be helpful to write my answers down so that everyone who is interested can benefit from them. What is the digital fellowship? The Guardian’s digital fellowship is an annual programme open to people early in their software […]

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Diary of a Self-Taught Engineer

After about 9 months teaching myself how to code, I have accepted an offer with the Guardian Newspaper to join their Digital Fellowship programme as an Associate Software Engineer. In this article, I want to support readers who are already teaching themselves how to code or are considering it. For others, I hope this article sheds some […]

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Beware of burnout whilst teaching yourself how to code

Yesterday I had my first very public break-down during a coding workshop. In this article I want to discuss why I broke down and what you and I dear reader can both learn from this. As a background, 6 months ago I started teaching myself how to code and yesterday, experienced my first break down […]

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My first tech conference

I want to tell you about my first ever developer conference, which was View Source by Mozilla. This took place at the RSA in London. The conference is primarily for designers and developers and the content largely concerns the web (rather than mobile apps for example). I was lucky enough to get a complimentary diversity ticket […]