Meet the Instructor: Tom

How long have you been coding? How did you get started?

15 years. I got started because our school blocked common flash games websites, so I built my own website and rehosted them.

What do you enjoy about working at Manchester Codes?

Many of the people who enlist on the course are looking for a whole new change of direction in their lives, so it’s really interesting to be a part of that and see where they end up.

What gets you excited about Technology?

Pace of change

Favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

React

Least favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

React (it’s all about timing)

One piece of advice you have for people fresh to Software development?

It will get easier

Outside of work, what do like to do for fun? How do you spend your downtime?

Tinkering with cars and boats, getting out and about - anything to get me away from my laptop!

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A penguin

Do you have a pet? If so, what do you have?

Two cats and a chinchilla!

If you could be a superhero, who would you be and why?

1960's Batman. If you’ve watched it, you know.

What would your dream holiday destination be?

Galapagos Islands around 1,000 years ago

If you were stranded on a remote island, alone. What piece of technology/ gadget would you be unable to live without?

WiFi Fridge