As a very recent addition to the graduate scheme here at YNAP, I thought it would be useful to share my experiences in joining the scheme. Whilst discussing the various challenges us graduates face (it is a lot harder than it looks!), I will also be sharing a few tips and tricks I feel are important for a smooth transition into the scheme.
A student fresh out of university is keen to learn, keen to impress, and eager to mould themselves into a pioneer of their industry. The problem I faced was narrowing down exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to do it. That’s the biggest benefit of the NET-A-PORTER graduate scheme – it figured it out for me.
Recently, Ariel announced that we will be presenting our experiences of using Scala at Scala eXchange 2013. We will save all the best bits for that talk, but suffice it to say we have really enjoyed working with the language. Scala is increasingly being adopted at NET-A-PORTER for new projects, and we have been working to ease the transition in a number of ways:
We are delighted to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be taking part in Skills Matter’s Scala eXchange 2013 in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2013.
Ian Forsey and I have been invited to talk about our practical experiences building Scala projects. On top of that, NET-A-PORTER will be sponsoring the event as a gesture of support to the Scala community.
In June the NET-A-PORTER Labs team volunteered their services at Edit Amplify’s “Youth Tech” event hosted at the Google Campus, London. Leaders in the fields of Technology, Digital and Design were invited to share an insight into their day-to-day work with 13-14 year old students from Little Ilford High School in Newham. The aim of the event was to excite students about a career in technology, offer an opportunity to talk directly to employers and help inform their course choices over the coming years.