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Nathaniel Read

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Undergraduate Computer Scientist at the University of Hull

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Visiting Sky Leeds

I had a great visit last Thursday to the Sky Offices in Leeds for their Insight Day, a day based around finding out a bit more about working for Sky and the types of projects that their teams are working on. Their offices are really cool, modern and sleek and it seemed like a great working space with a big cafe and a flow of different teams of people having meetings and moving between the three Sk… Read more →


Visiting Sky Leeds

I had a great visit last Thursday to the Sky Offices in Leeds for their Insight Day, a day based around finding out a bit more about working for Sky and the types of projects that their teams are working on. Their offices are really cool, modern and sleek and it seemed like a great working space with a big cafe and a flow of different teams of people having meetings and moving between the three Sk… Read more →


Meeting industry and learning new technology this semester

As well as my studies this semester, I’ve been to a HullDevs meetup to meet with a community of developers to Sensor City in Liverpool and a HullDevs event to meet local businesses. Visiting Sensor City in Liverpool - March After seeing that the University of Liverpool’s Sensor City (a building to encourage the growth of Smart Cities) was having an open day where local student’s could go and look… Read more →


Meeting industry and learning new technology this semester

As well as my studies this semester, I’ve been to a HullDevs meetup to meet with a community of developers to Sensor City in Liverpool and a HullDevs event to meet local businesses. Visiting Sensor City in Liverpool - March After seeing that the University of Liverpool’s Sensor City (a building to encourage the growth of Smart Cities) was having an open day where local student’s could go and look… Read more →


What have I been up to this Semester?

This semester I’ve studied three modules: Programming 2, Sustainable Computing and Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction. In Programming 2, I’ve worked on creating a local management application for a hair salon in C# which allows customers and stylists to register (and are validated before) joining the company, book chairs on available days and book appointments in available slots t… Read more →


Working in the SIS Office

Over the last few weeks I’ve been invited to work in the SIS office on the Fees, Funds and Finance integration for the SITS suite at the University of Hull. Before starting at the office, we met up for a Quiz Night with the team which was great, allowing me to put names to faces and meet different people before I came in. After previously working remotely with the team, this week it’s been great w… Read more →


Joining SIS at Hull

In December I interviewed and was a successful applicant to become a member of the SIS (Student Information System) Transition Software Tester Team at the University. I joined the SIS team at Hull to gain industry experience working with delivering a large project which is evolving. I also wanted experience working in both testing and live environments and prepare me for working in the future, as… Read more →


Banking on future technologies

Time for one last post of 2017! Happy New Year I joined Monzo, a challenger bank in September as a better way to manage my money when moving to University and to allow me to be able to track my spending to see where and when my money was going. My initial money management plan for the first week was keeping a pile of receipts and just paying for everything using my Santander Student Account; this… Read more →


Hello, again

It’s been a while, 88 days to be exact (that’s scary). A lot has changed; namely the fact I’m now living across the country, after a stressful few August weeks I’m now studying Computer Science at the University of Hull, in the UK’s City of Culture 2017. It’s been a big move, and pretty weird to be honest, but exciting to discover somewhere new. The course is pretty interesting, in semester one we… Read more →