We managed to pin down our youngest developer Ollie Philpott for a Talk with a Techie. He’s been coding for six years and with us for seven months, so he’s fresh to the development world. So let the talk begin!
"I wanted to be a footballer. I played for a couple of teams but I broke my leg, putting me out of action for 13 months. If it wasn’t for that I’m certain I could’ve made it to the premier league!"
"I was a paperboy for a year when I was 15. I loved my paper round, I got to ride my bike and have half an hour in the fresh air before school until one day when the roads were particularly icy. I came off my bike at the top of a steep hill, slid all the way to the bottom on my face and hands then slammed into a brick wall. I quit the following day."
"Every day is different but I always start off with brushing my teeth. At work, I tackle the high priority items first like urgent support tickets then work on my projects such as a custom dashboard for support tickets in the afternoon. I try to fit in some learning over lunch too."
"C#. It’s the language I’m the most comfortable with, you can do a lot with it and it’s a Microsoft creation so it comes with a wide range of support, resources and a really active community of C# developers too."
"Challenging, Fun, Rewarding and Interesting."
"Technology is definitely advancing quickly! I think websites will stay quite consistent but aspects of them will develop and change to fit with emerging technology trends like VR."
"I wouldn’t say I’ve found it yet."
"I don’t like planning that far ahead. Short term I’d like a car, one with four wheels preferably."