Hello World

My job description has changed dramatically in the past few months.

At the start of the year I was a newspaper journalist and sub editor, working as a producer on a news website.

I had been in the media for seven years but couldn’t define a ‘typical day’; the job basically required being prepared for anything.

Tasks could include mixing with celebrities, students, politicians or priests, reporting from helicopters, hospitals, boats or beaches and interviewing accident victims, sporting victors, battlers or the just plain batty.

In February I left this world behind and began working as a software engineer for a bank.

While my days are a lot more predictable (including knock-off time), I am loving the challenge.

I have a lot to learn. I gained my ticket into the information technology industry by completing a Master of IT degree but I know that is only one step of a lifelong learning journey. That’s the beauty of the ever-evolving field of computer science.

I have started this blog to document my progress along the way.

I am certainly no expert but I hope by sharing some of my experiences in simple language, I may help others to cut through technical jargon.

Most of my programming experience to date has been with Java, alongside some Perl, JavaScript, C#, Python and the typical early favourites, BASIC and VB, but I am keen to experiment beyond these languages, as well as go deeper with them.

As Ludwig Wittgenstein said, ”The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

Here’s to expanding coding horizons!