Tascomi’s success is down to the hard work and enthusiasm of our staff, with every individual, from Software Development and Project Management, to Sales and Marketing, playing a vital role in the team.

This month we were delighted to have Matthew Boyd join the Tascomi Customer Support team as a Summer Intern.

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Matthew Boyd joins the Tascomi team having completed his 1st year of Computing Science at Ulster University.

What brought you to Tascomi?

The main reason I was so interested in coming to Tascomi, was that I have always had an interest in websites and web technologies. I’ve always loved having the ability to make something both aesthetically pleasing, as well as functional, that can address a wider audience.

What do you like most about Tascomi?

Tascomi promotes a very easy going, interactive, and friendly environment. You can work independently, as well as collaboratively if you have problems.

How will Tascomi help you in your career development?

I feel that Tascomi provides a great opportunity to learn a variety of soft skills, including communication, due to the ‘stand-up’ meetings and flexible approach they adapt. Teamwork is also fundamental at Tascomi. Everyone helps each other with any queries they may have. On top of the soft skills, there are also hard skills to pick up on, such as programming knowledge, debugging and dealing with version control software.

What are the Do’s and Dont’s in Tascomi?

Overall, there are far more ‘Do’s’ than ‘Dont’s’ in Tascomi. Do’s would include; always asking for help, communicating, socialising with co-workers, participating in all aspects of the Tascomi culture and learning as much as you can whilst in Tascomi. The only real ‘Don’t’ that has been stressed is; don’t suffer in silence. Never be afraid to ask for assistance. Everyone has to start somewhere and there will always be someone that was once in your position that will be more than happy to help out.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Ideally, if all things were to go to plan, I would like to continue in Tascomi, so that would include, a placement year, and a graduate job. However, if I wasn’t successful at that, I would definitely like to continue in the computing and IT sector, so that I can further enhance my knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing sector!

If I won the lottery I would…

Be cliché and buy a nice car – preferably a Porsche 918 or McLaren P1. I would also buy a nice house, but definitely continue on in a normal job.

Before I die, I would like to…

Travel a lot more! I would like to visit Asia – preferably China and the Philippines, Australia and America!

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve would have to be bad drivers. We’re all guilty of it, but I seem to be more blissfully ignorant of my own driving and hypercritical of everyone else’s!

What did you want to be when growing up?

From a young age I had my career planned out. Anything in computers was always the idea, however, over the years it’s progressed from building computers, to dealing with hardware, to eventually settling on software!

Always wanted to try…

Skydiving! I know friends who have done it and they’ve all said how much emotion goes through your body at one time! A combination of the excitement and terror due to the fact that you could potentially die!