National Coding Week: a view from the team- Mark Conroy
Posted in: News
To celebrate National Coding Week, we asked two members of our brilliant technical team to share a window into their world.
Mark Conroy, Software Developer
Why I got into coding
As long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by computers. At a young age, I used to enjoy creating HTML webpages and websites for myself and friends. I took IT, Maths and Physics at A Level, with my best result being IT (which didn’t involve too much coding!). I studied Computer Science at university, which is where I began to develop my coding skills. I originally wanted to be a video game developer, but after completing a game design and development course at university I decided it was not for me – I enjoyed the development part but not the design part!
What I enjoy most about coding
I love being able to create something from ‘nothing’ – just from thoughts and ideas. Being involved in a process which turns ideas into something that can be used by others is satisfying. I particularly enjoy the creative freedom I get at SecureCloud+: I can choose whatever language, libraries and tools I want to get the job done. Because of this, I’m constantly using and learning new technologies which helps me to stay up to date in the ever-changing technological landscape.
My coding journey so far
While I was at university, I worked with a local business to develop various solutions which would let them manage attendees at their events across the UK. This included a lot of custom development for their CMS to add event registration, invoice and payment functionality. I also developed bespoke e-ticketing software which could be used at the events.
To find out more about National Coding Week and how you can get involved, visit codingweek.org