Well what a couple of weeks it’s been. It seems that I’ve finished with my latest project, although I would have liked to see it actually go live, it’s mostly done. It’s an internal market place for a large company. It’s been really exciting to see the whole project development life cycle. Demonstrating the system to the customer was pretty nerve wracking !
I’ve been building my practical skills in every thing from Database design, to PHP MVC, coding the HTML and CSS and all those SQL queries of course !I’ve also learned a hell of a lot of new stuff, including SOLR , memcache etc and it’s been a really good experience to work on such a large scale project in a commercial environment.
I’ve already started looking around for a new challenge, and have spent much time talking to agencies this week, who mostly seem pretty positive . It turns out that Bournemouth is the ‘main hub’ for digital development out side of London. One guy I was speaking to was saying how it’s possible to get almost £400 a day working contract! Not sure about that but I’m definiatly optimistic and feel like I’m on the right track !
Well, it’s been nice to have some time off again, and I’ve been down the beach and out walking in the New Forest. This is why I love living in New Milton 🙂 It’s been really sunny too, which is a bonus. There was even some brave sole in the Sea on Thursday… really brave ‘cos that water is still COLD !
I’ve picked up my technical learning again with some vigour. I’ve done two courses , one on Agile Project Management ( sure I could have used that on my last project !) and today I’ve been wondering around the New Forest listening to a SEO course from Lynda.com. SEO isn’t the most exciting of topics perhaps, but good to know the basics I guess.