Linux and PHP web application support and development (Bromsgrove, UK)


Interviewing time again

It appears to be that time of the year when I arrange to take a trip to Aberystwyth to interview students for a possible Industrial Year placement with Pale Purple. We’ve had 13 applications this year – some names I remember from the Gregynog interviews back in Autumn 2011. They all look good – so […]


Help! Developer needed! (PHP/Bromsgrove) (Jan 2012)

We seem to have too much work at the moment; and will need to either hire a new developer within the next few months – or use a freelancer/contractor. So if you’re looking for work (or a change) here are some details: Your primary role will involve building and testing PHP based web applications. PHP […]


Gregynog 2011 – Interviewing feedback

Today, I interviewed a number of second year Aberystwyth Computer Science students at Gregynog. The aim of the exercise is to help prepare them for upcoming industrial placement interviews. As a whole, the students were better this year – their CVs and covering letters had fewer obvious mistakes and appeared better prepared. The majority of students […]

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Interviewing students (some findings)

(This is a ‘legacy’ blog post written in April 2010 – transferred over from our old website. Hopefully it will remain of use to others.) In April 2010, I interviewed seven Computer Science students from Aberystwyth – with the intention of looking for a student to work for us on an Industrial Placement year from […]

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