Moin’s First Impression at Proboscis

January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Moin’s First Impression at Proboscis 

Who am I?

Hello! My name is Moin Ahmed and I have recently graduated in Computing and Information System from Goldsmiths College.

After graduating I went away on holiday for two months, then came back and started job hunting. In this recession I feel lucky that I have managed to get a call to work towards web development, which is what I always saw myself doing. I previously worked on User Interfaces and started building websites for numerous clients. This also involved working on different project proposals and technical reports.

My role in Proboscis.

Through the Future Jobs Fund I was able to apply for the Web Assistant role in Proboscis. My first impression of this place was it looked very creative and friendly. I am enjoying here now, with everyone, as it’s a great atmosphere, very creative and I am learning things along the way.

I have been focusing towards my aims and objectives since the day I started, one of which was to set up a local server to test bookleteer and diffusion. In the past I have installed Windows OS and set up a local server for software development so my challenge here was to install Debian OS inside Mac OS using Virtual Box.

I enjoy challenges, and this was a great way of testing my abilities, therefore, to complete this challenge I started with researching and then double checking with the developers to make sure it met the production server specification. Finally on the 21st Dec 2010 I  managed to get the server up and running. Now I am looking forward to test every feature and make sure they all work up to standard.

In the New Year I aim to work directly on developing web projects, primarily HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP-based and mobile apps (iphone/Android).  I am also looking to learn as much as I can from others, gaining  inspiration, and being part of the team to research and identify creative opportunities within the organisation.

What is like working at Proboscis?

Well firstly the building is near the station and has a lot of shops and food places nearby. The studio itself is in the 4th floor but I do not think that is a huge problem as a person can stay active, when walking up those stairs! The environment is very friendly and everyone gets along with each other very well which is brilliant. Overall I am enjoying my time here, as its very easy going, fun and you learn something every day!

FJF Placement Opportunity: Coder/Web Programming Assistant

September 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

***** Update 11/11/2010 : this vacancy has now been filled *****

Are you aged between 18-24 and receiving Job Seekers Allowance?
Want to gain experience working alongside artists in a creative environment?
Do you love building things with HTML, CSS, Javascript & PHP?

Proboscis is recruiting for a new Future Jobs Fund Placement (6 months at 25 hours per week) to join our team. We’re looking for someone who loves developing with CSS, PHP and Javascript (among other things) and wants to get involved in working on creative applications such as and working mobile apps for iPhone etc.

To Apply : contact/visit JobCentrePlus quoting reference CTE/154454
This placement is offered through our partnership with Islington Council, details of the post are held at the 3 Islington JCPs : Highgate (contact Robert Tomlinson), Barnsbury (contact Yvonne Loong) and Finsbury Park (contact Vanessa Lazarus) as well as Denmark Street JCP.

Coder/Web Development Assistant Placement (Islington FJF)
Role:             Coder / Web Development Assistant
Location:     Central London (Clerkenwell)
Salary:          £7.60 per hour
Job Type:     Part-time 25 hours per week, 6 month placement

Person Specification
This role is for a highly motivated individual with good skills working with HTML, CSS, Javascript & PHP who is interested in creativity and culture to assist us on our creative web and mobile projects.

– be part of a creative team working on Proboscis projects and activities
– work directly developing web projects (primarily HTML, CSS, Javascript & PHP-based) and mobile apps (iPhone/Android)
– be part of a team to researching & identifying creative opportunities for engaging young people with our web and digital media projects

– ability to work in a small team
– interest in arts, film, social media, design, culture and people
– experience coding HTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP/Python for web development
– interest/experience in developing apps for iPhone/Android
– self-motivation & responsibility
– willingness to learn new skills and take on personal challenges

All candidates should submit an up to date CV, with two references and examples of your programming ability (i.e. web/mobile projects you have made).

You must be aged 18-24, be unemployed and claiming Jobseekers Allowance for 6-12 months. Other JSA claimants aged 18-24 may also be eligible regardless of how long they’ve been claiming the benefit (please check with your Adviser).