What a strange year it has been, I can scarcely believe it’s Christmas next week. How time flies when you are locked up inside all year. Without the usual Christmas songs on repeat at retailers and McDonald’s that festive anticipation of Christmas is really lacking. I haven’t been to the…


Fresh from getting shot down at the last hurdle and taking a whole weekend of relaxing, yes a whole weekend! I was feeling in a much better mental state to tackle the oncoming week, I started off with a morning meeting with my mental health app group where we outlined…


Feeling a bit of a backlash from the previous from all the stress and confusion generated over my first tech test. While I did manage to relax over the weekend, I still felt a bit mentally exhausted, possibly also due to not sleeping all too well. …


A tiring week, possibly partly due to the having a very busy week last week which has crept it’s way into this. I really need to do better at this thing people refer to as relaxing. Aware of the impending lockdown announced over the weekend, me and my family ran…


A week of highs and some frustration is the best way to describe the mood. I feel disciplined in my pursuit of a job, I have my daily targets and I feel like I have some semblance of a balance between coding and finding a real jobbo. I feel slightly…


Another week, another new set of confusing rules of lockdown to abide by. I have absolutely no money and nowhere to go anyway so who cares if the next apocalypse happens. I only have a very few select goals and they all involve being at home in front of my…


After making a real push to churn out 10 job applications last week, I thought I’d hold myself to a higher standard and turn up the dial to 15. Now I know it’s about quality not quantity but there has to be a balance somewhere and I’m trying to find…


So I’ve decided to make these blogs a bi-weekly event, why do you ask? I know those of you reading this will be distraught but the truth is I like to ramble on a bit. …


With the most intense of software engineering courses under my belt, it’s now time to do adult stuff and look for a job. Sighhh..

After a long weekend recharging my batteries I’m feeling a bit more refreshed with some good sleep behind me ready to kick on post course. Last…


Drum roll please…… The finale of this mammoth rollercoaster is grinding to a halt. The final week of the course is here and we’re all filled with excitement for how the week will pan out culminating with end of course presentations all via zoom of course due to social distancing…

Matthew Lock

Makers Alumni

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