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And that’s a wrap! After 12 weeks of hard work, stress and many emotional ups and downs, I am officially a Makers graduate. The last two weeks of the course saw us placed into teams of four to work on a group project, encompassing everything we have learnt over the duration of the bootcamp to see through an idea from conception to completion. …


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Reading the news can be a scary venture at the best of times, but lately it seems that every time I see the headlines I am immediately hit by a wave of dread. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a news site that filtered all the scary articles and had you coming away feeling content and at peace with the world? Well, it’s the internet, and literally hundreds of such websites exist. But do any of them filter content containing only articles about Nigella Lawson, the human embodiment of hygge and the perfect panacea to all our news neuroses…


My journey into the world of software development.

It has been over 6 months since it was announced that the UK was to go into lockdown as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. With our worlds rapidly shrinking down to the boundaries of our homes overnight, we were forcibly thrust into a collective state of introspection. I couldn’t help but ruminate over where my career was taking me, and with my life soon resembling a less-funny version of Groundhog Day (except with more baking), my nagging pangs of job dissatisfaction were becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. It was time to make a change.

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Until I began exploring the…


Watches for the Instagram Generation

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For as long as I can remember I’ve worn a watch. There’s something I find very comforting about having access to the time on me, and for the last several years my Casio F-91W has adorned my wrist nearly everywhere I go. Yet during lockdown, perhaps as a product of housebound insanity, I was seduced by the idea of buying something a little dressier. After all, a watch is the only piece of jewellery I wear, so why not invest in something eye-catching?

Whilst scrolling through John Lewis’ watch offerings, I stumbled across the brand…


The impact of digital connectivity on my everyday life has increased hugely over the years. Whether it’s messaging my friends on WhatsApp groups, sharing photos to Instagram, or sending money through internet banking, these actions have become ingrained into my daily lifestyle. And with the introduction of social-distancing measures earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, I have never been more conscious of my dependency on the internet. Despite being physically isolated in my home, I found a sense of normality through frequent Zoom calls to my friends, group Netflix-Party screenings and remote games of Scrabble.

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Whilst I…

Symion Edwards

Software Developer & Makers.tech Graduate

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