Hello! My name is Matthew Hughes, and I am Scraperwiki’s newest intern, where I will be working predominantly on product and tools alongside the likes of Chris Blower and David Jones.
Currently, I’m reading Computing at Liverpool Hope University, where I am about to enter my second year of study. When I’m not hammering out code or squinting at an error log, you’ll likely find me with a cup of coffee in my hand, curled up with a John Green novel or watching a Woody Allen film.
In this brief introductory blog post, I’ve been tasked with telling you about why I wanted to work at ScraperWiki. Truth be told, there are a great many reasons. It’s an awesome company to work for and is staffed with some of the most amazingly smart people I’ve ever had the fortune to come across. The product itself matters to a great many people, and has been lovingly crafted by people who are amongst the best in their field. There is also a culture within the company that fosters a great deal of creativity and respects the creative process. The coffee is pretty great too.
From the perspective of an internship, I’ve learned a great deal. In just five days, I’ve gotten a better understanding of how Express and Backbone work. They’ve also achieved the impossible and pried me away from my text-editor of choice and turned me into a proud Vim user. This is a job where I’m constantly challenged and learning, and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity I’ve been provided.