Why become a web developer? I mean, growing up all I ever wanted to be was a Ghostbuster or a Power Ranger or, at the very least, base my career around jumping into a modified DeLorean and checking out the future - note, if you’ve not once entertained the idea of donning a backpack and blaster, high-fiving Bill Murray and saving the world from the impending invasion of the paranormal, then you are what I would call, a liar.

So why choose development as a career? Well, because it’s cool. Better than that – it’s the present and the future. Tech shapes nearly everything we do on a day-to-day basis and working to implement changes in society is one of the coolest things you can do. Whether it’s working on an app that chooses where we’re going tonight or developing an eCommerce website – nearly everything you do in development impacts directly on someone’s life. Plus, with the right dedication, anyone can do it! You don’t need any formal qualifications to write code – literally all you need is a computer and a decent internet connection, which almost everyone has.

Now I’m not saying that I am a Web Developer - in fact, I’m quite far from it. I think that some of the things that people can do with computers is absolute genius and nearly every day I’ll speak to someone that tells me about a new JavaScript framework or a new Smart TV application they’re working on, which just leaves me thinking how incredible technology is. I consider myself lucky to be working with so many talented people on a daily basis.

Obviously pursuing a career in development by studying something like Computer Science at University certainly has its merits and could open a lot more doors for you – but anyone with an interest in computers, technology and how to make things work can do this and become successful. All it takes is hard work and the desire to succeed – “But doesn’t everything take hard work and the desire to succeed Krish?” – Yes, yes it does. So work hard and succeed!

Ben Stinton

Technical Director

Ben specialises in: Social Media, Adobe CS Design Suite, Marketing, Print Design


020 7183 7145
ben.stinton@opilio.co.uk

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