John Owens

  • @jova
  • Web Developer
  • He/Him
  • Glasgow
I'm a Scottish web developer. Interested in books, video games, and accessibility. Started doing web...  
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2021

Jul 13, 2021
Jul 13, 2021
Decided on Goals
I made a list of goals. No particular order

- Retire from IT when I'm 50 years old or over
- Start creative writing again
- Learn more about Cloud Computing
- Create income from side projects

I'm getting myself a small laptop to help me move forward
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 12, 2021
Started a new job
My first day at new job at Retox Digital, base  at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I'll be working from home 
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
Wrote a Blog Post
New Blog Post Alert! In the past few months, I've been using Trello to organise my job-hunting. 

Trello is an useful tool to organise your job applications, interviews, your CVs and contacts. 

https://www.johnjowens.co.uk/2021/07/05/use-trello-to-organise-your-job-hunting/
Jul 06, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Visited Edinburgh
To celebrate my job offer, I visited Edinburgh to see an exhibition of Ray Harryhausen. Natural Gallery, Modern Two. Open until 20th February 2022.
Jul 05, 2021
Jul 05, 2021
Giving Pro-tips
Starting a new career in tech?

If you're starting a career in tech, you can learn how to write code or css.

It's also important to work on your soft skills mainly, communication and negotiation At some point in your career, you will be talking to clients over scope or your managers over your goals.
Jul 03, 2021
Jul 03, 2021
Accepted Job Offer
I've accepted a job offer this morning. I was stunned when it came through. More details coming soon!
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