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Neil Osbaldeston, Intern Programmer

28th Jun 2017

Neil Osbaldeston joined the d3t team on 19th June 2017 as an Intern Junior Programmer. Neil tells us a bit more about himself.

What sort of experience and background do you have?

I spent 2 years at UCLan studying Computer Games Development. I then entered Search for A Star, becoming the Sumo Digital ‘Rising Star’ competition finalist. Prior to that I had completed 5 years in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineering technician.

Why d3t?

d3t has a wealth of knowledge amongst their employees who work on a multitude of different projects. Everyone’s willing to try new things and are multi-skilled as a result. I really feel this is a place I can learn and grow as a programmer, quite quickly. Everyone’s friendly and willing to help which is an ideal environment for an intern.

What was the recruitment process like?

I met Andy Booth, d3t’s Technical Director, at the finals day of Search for a Star, and while a short conversation, I felt I gave a good impression as we discussed what d3t was about and what I wanted.

Within a few days I was contacted and the process began with a 24-hour off-site test to modify a game.

I really enjoyed this format as it gave me a better opportunity to show my skills rather than having to answer technical questions on the spot which could easily be researched. After passing the test I was offered an interview which I felt went very smoothly, largely due to the relaxed atmosphere and friendly approach of my interviewers.

Tell us some facts about yourself.

I enjoy extreme sports, I ride a motorcycle, tried bungee jumping and sky diving. I’m a Tough Mudder veteran.

Always enjoyed tinkering with computers and since discovering programming I’ve never looked back. With a keen interest in games I can think of nothing more rewarding than knowing I helped build one.

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