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Bryan’s Story


01.05.19

Our senior web developer Bryan celebrates his third year at SHINE. In those 3 years he has expanded the development side of our digital team.

What was your first impression when you started 3 years ago?

I thought everyone was really friendly and focused on creating amazing print and digital products which made me want to be better. 3 years later I’m still as driven.

What is your role at SHINE?

To develop and ensure our websites are at the cutting edge of modern development.

What was the first project you worked on?

The first project I worked on was Angus Soft Fruits I really enjoyed the project and to this day I still really like the design.

What’s a standard day at SHINE like?

My day starts with me cracking open a cold one (redbull), then checking in my code from the previous day and dealing with any client requests. From then on I’m coding away on new projects or expanding already live client projects.

What is the most recent project you worked on?

That would be Westpoint Homes.  The new site is a vast improvement over their previous one and the project pushed me to become a better developer I really learned a lot from it.

What advice would you give to graduates applying for a career at SHINE?

If you’re applying for role at SHINE my advice would be to make sure you have a solid foundation in programming and have either an up to date github repo or portfolio website.
Push yourself to learn all that you can and have a willingness to want to learn more.

What development in the tech industry are you most excited about?

The new Gutenberg editor for WordPress, it’s powered by react and gives you more control and feedback over content being created.

What are you reading right now?

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

What are you listening to right now?

Tool – 10,000 Days

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned here?

Having patience with what you’re working on as it will lead you to be a better developer.

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