Ok excuse the cliche, this is still all very new territory for me, a bit like my first attempt at programming!
Here's a little background about me, my name is Simon and I am 23 years old living in the United Kingdom. I dropped out of University after 6 months the first time around as I couldn't support myself financially and I wasn't happy with the course I was doing (BSc(Hons)Sound Engineering). That was 2002. After leaving university I went straight into employment through a temping agency and worked for a Customer Services department. Around 1 1/2 to 2 years later I left that company to move to my current company, where I started in customer services and quickly managed to demonstrate my aptitude with a PC and move into a development role.
4 Years later I decided I wanted a qualification to represent these skills to future employers and started to study again, this time with the Open University.
I am studying towards a BSc(Hons) Degree in Computing and I am going to try my best to blog the next 3.5 - 4 years of my degree and all the useful stuff that comes along with it both with the OU and outside of it.
I work in a small team for an insurance company developing bespoke applications and tools covering a wide array of areas and technologies. I enjoy my job and like to push the boundaries of what I do everyday. I also love to learn and hope that I can pass some of the knowledge I gain during my degree and outside of my degree to the Internet population.
Well I hope this all goes smoothly and look forward to learning and sharing lots of new things.