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A podcast highlighting web specialists careers in Northern Ireland. Learn about local tech initiatives, interesting career stories or new technologies emerging in the market. Interested in getting involved? Email us at gareth@corvus.jobs or tweet us @WebTalksNI

WebTalksNI Gareth Stirling

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A podcast highlighting web specialists careers in Northern Ireland. Learn about local tech initiatives, interesting career stories or new technologies emerging in the market. Interested in getting involved? Email us at gareth@corvus.jobs or tweet us @WebTalksNI

    You already have some of the skills to work in tech

    You already have some of the skills to work in tech

    Gareth catches up with Kevin McLaughlin, a lecturer at the North West Regional College. Kevin discusses how he runs the software fundamentals course in association with Kickstart IT. In addition to his unique route into teaching tech from never using a computer before the first day in his course to now being instrumental in developing the digital sector around the North Coast. 

    • 37 min
    How to break into a career in cyber security

    How to break into a career in cyber security

    Gareth catches up with Colin Manson, a previous cricket player and lecturer turned Cyber Security Analyst. Colin discusses his journey getting into the tech industry from courses he completed to landing his first job as a Cyber Security Analyst a year and 8 months ago. Colin also shares tips on how to stay secure while working from home, recommended password managers and advise those who wish to pursue a career in cyber security. 

    Subscribe to our newsletter (receive new episodes, jobs and blogs every fortnight )- https://mailchi.mp/5da3ef4c4683/webtalksninewsletter 

    More about WebTalksNI's Host, Gareth Stirling. 
    After achieving a degree in Interactive Multimedia and Design, Gareth started his own web design company. In 2010, Gareth took the plunge into recruitment and hasn't looked back since. Gareth's goal is to spread more awareness about the varied routes there are into the IT industry in Northern Ireland. Find out how current professionals got into the industry, what skills are relevant and where the jobs are right now in the NI market with WebTalksNI.

    • 49 min
    Wellness in the workplace - Chris McAtackney

    Wellness in the workplace - Chris McAtackney

    Chris McAtackney, CTO of Obbi Solutions, his journey from first getting into tech to becoming a CTO. Chris discusses how management isn’t a promotion but a career change. The impact of burnout is costing the World’s economy over a quarter of a Trillion pounds a year. Chris compares the work environmental factors for mental well-being to physical health hazards and how many issues stems from lack of trust. 

    Subscribe to our newsletter (receive new episodes, jobs and blogs every fortnight )- https://mailchi.mp/5da3ef4c4683/webtalksninewsletter 

    More about WebTalksNI's Host, Gareth Stirling. 
    After achieving a degree in Interactive Multimedia and Design, Gareth started his own web design company. In 2010, Gareth took the plunge into recruitment and hasn't looked back since. Gareth's goal is to spread more awareness about the varied routes there are into the IT industry in Northern Ireland. Find out how current professionals got into the industry, what skills are relevant and where the jobs are right now in the NI market with WebTalksNI.

    • 46 min
    From Tech support to Lead Front End Developer - Christopher McLaughlin | WebTalksNI

    From Tech support to Lead Front End Developer - Christopher McLaughlin | WebTalksNI

    "Progressing from Tech support to Lead Front End Developer in under 3 years"

    Gareth catches up with Christopher Mclaughlin, Lead Front End Developer at Learning Pool,  to discuss his journey into tech and how he progressed through several different job titles in 3 years. Christopher also shares his advice to others seeking a career in tech and for those who are already in a tech capacity but want to change job titles. 

    WebTalksNI is brought to you by Gareth Stirling; a tech recruiter at Corvus. 

    www.corvus.jobs 

    If you're interested in coming on the podcast in 2021, please get in touch on gareth@corvus.jobs. All podcasts are recorded virtually. 

    Massive thank you to all our guests and listeners support this year.

     Have a relaxing Christmas and we will see you in the new year!

    • 37 min
    BDW 2020 - Director of Future Screens NI - Professor Paul Moore

    BDW 2020 - Director of Future Screens NI - Professor Paul Moore

    Belfast Design Week - 02–08 NOVEMBER 2020

    Meet Professor Paul Moore, Director of Future Screens NI and Co-Director of Ulster Creative Industries Institute (CII). Paul chats about Future Screens NI involvement in BDW and discusses his thoughts on this year's theme 'Environment' and what he spots in cities when exploring the role of design within our local environment.

    The BDW website - http://belfastdesignweek.com/
    Subscribe to our newsletter (receive new episodes, jobs and blogs every fortnight )- https://mailchi.mp/5da3ef4c4683/webtalksninewsletter 

    More about WebTalksNI's Host, Gareth Stirling. 
    After achieving a degree in Interactive Multimedia and Design, Gareth started his own web design company. In 2010, Gareth took the plunge into recruitment and hasn't looked back since. Gareth's goal is to spread more awareness about the varied routes there are into the IT industry in Northern Ireland. Find out how current professionals got into the industry, what skills are relevant and where the jobs are right now in the NI market with WebTalksNI.

    gareth@corvus.jobs

    • 15 min
    BDW2020 - Head of Partnerships - John Cranney

    BDW2020 - Head of Partnerships - John Cranney

    Belfast Design Week - 02–08 NOVEMBER 2020

    John Cranney is a Head of Partnerships at Big Motive. John chats about Big Motives involvement in BDW, Creative Mornings; a networking event for designers  and his background on how he got to where he is today.

    The BDW website - http://belfastdesignweek.com/
    Subscribe to our newsletter (receive new episodes, jobs and blogs every fortnight )- https://mailchi.mp/5da3ef4c4683/webtalksninewsletter 

    More about WebTalksNI's Host, Gareth Stirling. 
    After achieving a degree in Interactive Multimedia and Design, Gareth started his own web design company. In 2010, Gareth took the plunge into recruitment and hasn't looked back since. Gareth's goal is to spread more awareness about the varied routes there are into the IT industry in Northern Ireland. Find out how current professionals got into the industry, what skills are relevant and where the jobs are right now in the NI market with WebTalksNI.

    gareth@corvus.jobs

    • 25 min

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