Posted by sthomas on October 16, 2016 4:00 pm

I spent most of my summer doing what most students do, sleeping and binge watching shows on Netflix. However, I did manage to squeeze in a few other more productive things in between.

Designed and Coded my Portfolio Website
The first thing, that also took up the most time over the summer, was re-designing and coding my new portfolio website ready for applying to placement companies. This involved me adding all my projects, blog posts and videos onto the website manually. This meant that that all my work is now in one place under one domain.

My new website:

Visited my family
I spent time with my family over the summer. A few activities I did with them were seeing the poppies at Lincoln Castle, spending the day in Brighton where I met YouTuber Joe Weller, having meals out, spending the afternoon at the Dog Races in Brighton/Hove and spent the day at Portsmouth Harbour. It was nice spending time with them while not having to worry about doing work.

Me with Joe Weller

Volunteered at Reasonsto: Design, Code & Create
Over 4 days in September I volunteered at the Reasonsto Conference. As a volunteer, I was mainly there to register the attendees on Monday, which was the longest day with the earliest start. I think my heart stopped a little when my alarm went off at 5:30am! My specific role was finding their badge and giving it to them along with a schedule and gifts from the sponsors. On the other days, I was there on hand if they needed anything doing. Due to the train strike I actually missed out on helping pack everything away and a group photo. If it ever appears online I’ll have to just Photoshop myself in!

Me with designer Femke

Full post about the event here:

Moved into my new flat

I moved out and into my new flat over the summer. My Mum kindly helped me move most of my stuff across. It was made a little harder due to one of the lifts being broken.

So overall my summer mainly consisted of relaxing with a few interesting activities in between. What did you do over the summer?

– Sophie :)

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