I’m a software developer, working for SEQTA Software. We develop software for the education sector; basically, we aim to let teachers just get on with teaching, rather than having to faff around with a myriad different poorly-designed systems. I’m responsible for most of the front-end development of our two flagship products, Teachers’ Assistant and SEQTA Coneqt. Recently, I also redesigned the company website.
Why am I bothering to tell you this? Because I enjoy what I do. I get to develop software that’s genuinely useful, that people actually appreciate, and that has concrete benefits. Oh, and I also get to play with all of the latest and most interesting new browser developments. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is getting out to sites and training people one-on-one. I love seeing people get caught up in what’s possible, and I particularly appreciate it when they come up with new ideas — ideas which can sometimes become central features.
I know, I know, this sounds a lot like I’m just banging on about work to earn brownie points. But the really weird thing is, it’s the truth. Yes, I’m young and idealistic. But then, I think that I’m work in a young and pretty-nearly ideal job.