Dan celebrates his first year at Copper Bay!
Our lovely web developer Dan has now been with the agency for over a year. Although it feels much longer! He’s already fully settled into the team and is always happy to help out any colleagues with queries or website fixes.
This blog will cover a few questions about his first year, and even include some interesting facts about the man behind the code!
About Dan and his time at the agency
1. What made you apply to Copper Bay?
Being a freelance WordPress developer, I relied on marketplace sales in order to make a living, but I needed something more stable. That’s when I decided to sign up for LinkedIn and Indeed UK, which is where I found Copper Bay. The job description was exactly what I was looking for but also had an opportunity to broaden my skill set beyond WordPress. So I took the plunge and applied for it.
After a lengthy (but not too lengthy) application process, I was offered the job of Web Developer and haven’t looked back since!
2. Do you remember your first day?
Yes! But the experience is quite different when you’re working remotely from home. You don’t have the same sense of “first-day nerves” as you would working in an office.
But I did get to experience that when I visited the office for our team day. Thankfully after meeting almost everyone face to face, I was much more at ease with my colleagues.
3. How has your job changed over the last year?
I’ve learnt so much more than just working with WordPress. My skills now expand beyond that and have made me a better programmer. Instead of just using and developing a Content Management System, I now know the inner workings of one.
4. What has been your most significant achievement or success?
I would say my first project building a custom CMS for a Homebuyer business was a big highlight! Simply because it was a milestone achievement and was quite different from what I’m used to doing with WordPress.
5. What’s your favourite part of the job?
Seeing a new project on my calendar means I have something to get my teeth into. So that’s always a highlight! The variety of different types of clients always keeps things interesting too.
6. How can people come to you for help and what can you help with best?
Anything WordPress-related I can probably help with the most, but I’ll do whatever I can! I try to be approachable and like to think I’m a good listener.
Now the fun questions…
1. Tell us something about you that might surprise people.
About 5 years ago, I completed the Great North Run in about 2hrs 30mins. Not bad for my first (and so far only) half marathon.
2. If you could have a celebrity as a mentor, who would it be?
Gordon Ramsay. He’d be the one to motivate me if I needed it, using his famous… verbal motivational techniques.
3. Warm or cold weather?
Warm, as long as it’s not hot so you can still do stuff.
4. Favourite worktime drink?
Coffee that is heavily infused with sugar.
5. Cats or Dogs?
6. Group email or Group team calls?