Monday, May 28, 2018

More To See Than Just London; Week Two

   My second week seemed to pass much slower than my first. I feel like I’m fully in the swing of things already and work is continuing to go well thus far. This week we were tasked again with some website development; fixing links, fixing formatting issues, and other miscellaneous duties. The website is expected to go live on the first of June so it’s important that we work as quickly as possible to meet that goal.

   Aside from the website, we were also tasked this week with proofreading, editing, and adding touch-ups to a research report on time stamping smart ledgers. The report outlines current and historical methods for recording the time of an event, as well as the challenges that will be faced in the future. A few bits of the report are dull and boring since the challenges vary sector to sector, but overall, the impact of accurate time stamping when it is combined with a smart ledger will help the finance sector tremendously since it allows for a super audit trail. The report is being launched on the 6th of June at Barnard's Inn Hall of Gresham College, so that will be a great experience to see something we’ve helped make possible go live.

   The continued kindness and welcoming attitudes of the whole team at Z/Yen have played a large role in helping me adjust to both working and living in a new country. On Wednesday we had a team meeting with the entire staff, so it was nice to meet some of the senior team members who work remotely the majority of the time. The meeting was regarding some exciting upcoming news for the company which I can’t speak about yet, but both Nish and I will have the opportunity to help out with this exciting milestone for the company.

    Aside from work, I had the opportunity to travel to Bath this weekend which is a historic English city which was settled by the Romans around 60 AD. The city is filled with gorgeous Georgian architecture and historic buildings that are are hundreds of years old. The city is built right alongside the River Avon so it makes for a very scenic setting. It was a bank holiday this weekend so the city was flooded with tourists such as myself.

   The Airbnb we stayed at was a bit strange, but I suppose that’s what you get when you pay £31 a night. The Airbnb is in a village about 15 minutes outside the city of Bath. There’s not a whole lot to see or do in the village, but luckily the bus stop to get to Bath is only a short walk from where we stayed. It was nice to get away from the city for a few days and explore the beautiful countryside, but now I'm happy to be back in London where all the action is taking place.

You can find a few pictures from my trip below. ↓↓↓

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