In November 2018 I hopped on a plane to Berlin to present at Tech Rec 2018; a conference “dedicated to tackling challenges in finding and hiring tech talent”. This was the first time speaking at a conference abroad and I was so freaking excited! My talk wasn’t filmed so instead I’ve written a summary with my … Continue reading How Are New Technologies Affecting Hiring At EA?
Earlier this week (11th September 2018) marked one year at Electronic Arts and what an incredible year it has been. Joining EA, and the video games industry, has far exceeded my expectations and I’m so glad I put the time and effort into chasing my dream job (I wrote about that journey here). I have … Continue reading My First Year At Electronic Arts. What Have I Learned?
Proverb - “It’s not what you know. Or who you know. But who knows you” I finally achieved a life goal of mine back in September, I got a job in the video games industry. This has been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid but it was only in the summer … Continue reading How I Got A Job In The Video Games Industry
My eldest sister (the one in green dress, not the pink) informed my 2 brothers and I today that we will all become Uncle’s next year! And words cannot describe the joy I’m feeling (but I’m going to give it a go anyway). At 11:06 today I was mid-way through making new business calls and … Continue reading For The First Time, I Will Become an Uncle
Oscar Wilde – “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”. It seems as though the phrase “work hard, play hard” (or if you’re super amazingly clever like me, you know it in Latin: Laboris Gloria Ludi) has been used to excess in the descriptions of company cultures since the words work, play and … Continue reading Work Hard! Play Hard! Rest Hard?
Douglas Pagels – “Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which colour to slide down on the rainbow”Finally, I’m back from my indulgently swift trip to Portugal! … Continue reading I’m Back From Holiday, And Not Feeling Unbalanced