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The life and times of a web developer

1 March 2019
3 minutes

From university to London startup experience in 6 short months

My journey began about six months ago when I was in my bedroom trying to finish my last ever university project. At the time I was still living at home with my parents in Portugal (where I was born and raised).

For many, graduation is a day filled with joy and celebration, however, that wasn’t the case for me. I was too busy thinking about my move to London to enjoy too much of the party. I’m not going to lie, I was scared. The thought of being so far from home terrified me. Luckily, I had amazing support from my friends and family.

The first couple of months in London were spent mainly on me working on my CV, creating a portfolio and applying for jobs. It was like a full-time job because I dedicated my all as I knew I had to step up to stand out from the crowd.

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At last, my efforts were rewarded and - amongst other interest - I received an email from MeasureMatch asking me to come for an interview for an open role within their growing team. I was super excited and was immediately interested in the role; it was exactly what I was looking for and was with a startup keen to make a difference in the world.

On the day of the interview, I was instantly impressed with the passion both the founder and co-founder had when talking about the MeasureMatch story. They helped me understand more about the company and more importantly its potential. Looking back now I believe that their passion convinced me to accept the offer and after 3 months here I feel like I made the right choice.

So far working at MeasureMatch has been such a great experience. As a junior developer, I've been given the space to grow and learn by myself and also the opportunity to work with a more experienced team from whom I've been learning a lot. I’m also kept in the loop when it comes to future plans for the company which motivates me to do my very best; hopefully I’m also adding value to the MeasureMatch platform as it grows.

Antonio Lima, MeasureMatch Software Developer

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