Category

Personal Development

Personal DevelopmentTech

Which programming languages should I choose?

Which programming languages should I choose? If you are new to development, choosing a programming language can be tough. Software engineering is an incredibly vast field with hundreds of languages in use. Each one has its own set of challenges and quirks. But have no fear! Humans of code are here to…
Tony Baker
19/07/2021
NewsPersonal Development

Collaboration + Failure = Success

Collaboration + Failure = Success Collaboration is defined as ‘the action of working with someone to produce something’. At The Skills Collective it’s one of the five core values that define who we are and how we do business. We work together to achieve more than we can alone, and to give…
Sarah-Jane Dale
20/05/2021
NewsPersonal DevelopmentTech

Coding as a creative practice

Coding as a creative practice There are immediate connections I can make between creating artwork and coding. I’ve been thinking about how these two disciplines find commonality. I use the word practice in the title deliberately. Like any making activity, it doesn’t just happen in one attempt. It's made up…
Clare McEwan
13/05/2021
NewsPersonal Development

I have a Dream!

No, I’m not referring to Martin Luther King Jr’s famous speech in 1963, but rather your career dream.  Perhaps you’ve been interested in a career in technology since you got your hands on your first ever smart phone or laptop.  Or maybe you had an epiphany several years later, but…
Morna Ronnie
04/01/2021
Personal DevelopmentTechWellbeing

Happiness in Technology

So I’m back, from outer space, I just wrote this little blog to put a little smile across your face. You should have blocked our stupid feed, you should have never followed me. If you had known for just one second I would be rambling about PC’s, now Go! Just…
Tony Baker
24/08/2020
Personal DevelopmentWellbeing

Making happiness your priority

Last time, we talked about how goal setting can be an important tool for achieving our medium to long term goals, and the link to keeping a smile on our face. We also explored some timescales for our goals, and what kinds of goals fit those timescales. In this post…
Ben Ross
12/08/2020
Personal DevelopmentWellbeing

Happy goals for a happy soul

Last Tuesday, we kicked off Happiness Happens month with What is Happiness? In that post, Tony summarised the three elements of happiness – short term emotion, longer term rational self-reflection and personal fulfilment. This is the first of a trilogy of posts that will focus more on the latter two…
Ben Ross
11/08/2020