Well this is a little bit of news I haven’t formally written about yet, but last Tuesday, me, Mark and Jonny officially graduated from Sunderland University, all with First class honours degrees in Computing, and needless to say, we’re all extremely pleased! Having three students at LINGsCARS.com was always a pretty special setup, but the fact that we all graduated at the same time with Firsts was definitely something worth celebrating! So much so, that we decided to contact a local journalist we have had past run-ins with (that’s a story for another day though…) and I contacted the university’s PR department to see if they wanted to make a bit of a story out of it, and as it turns out, they did!
We appeared in the Sunderland Echo and Shields Gazette on Thursday, Jonny even seemed to get his own special article in the Gazette, stepping into the limelight and chucking me and Mark behind him! We’re all extremely pleased, and I’m personally looking forward to getting recognised all over Tyne and Wear as a local celebrity! I’ve highlighted the parts of the article that either mention me or mention the specific disasters we seem to create… (We actually have over 320 database tables now, around 340 at last count, and we’re always improving the stability, contrary to popular belief!) Ling has put her own take on the events on her website too.
Incidentally, I am now a full-time web developer at LINGsCARS.com, and Mark and Jonny are both off to do Masters degrees: Jonny at Southampton and Mark possibly at Newcastle or Bristol! I’ve decided to bow out of the education system once and for all, I don’t think I could manage another year of juggling everything doing a Masters degree, and in my opinion I won’t really learn any more out of it, I’ll learn much more staying at the wacky company that I’ve been at for almost three years now!
So here’s to all of our futures!