Lisa Hughes: Junior Web Developer

 

What has inspired you this week?

The articles in the news over the past few weeks on self driving cars have inspired me and blown my mind at the same time. Can a car really be programmed to make complex life and death decisions? Udacity, a company offering tons of online coding courses, committed last year to building it’s own self driving car, using open source code written by coders all around the world: Click here to read the article.

What have you been up to?

I like to get out on my bike when the weather permits. Lincolnshire is part of some brilliant cycle routes including National Cycle Route 1, which goes all the way from Dover to the Shetland Islands!

I also like to get out and about on foot. There is a brilliant website, http://www.walkinginlincs.co.uk/walks.php, with loads of walks around Lincolnshire. Most of the walks come with a map, directions and things to do in the local area. Last weekend I walked 10 miles along the Viking Way, which has stunning views of the Lincolnshire countryside.

Office Playlist – What music have you been listening to this week?

I listen to anything from 90’s pop to power ballads. This past week I’ve rediscovered my love for Sia, especially her album “1000 Forms of Fear”, although I have to stop myself singing out loud to the chorus of Chandelier. I’ve also been brushing up on my 80’s music, as I am determined to pick the winning song for Epix’s next appearance on BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Lunch Bunch.

What have you been excited about?

My passion is travelling and seeing new places, especially cities. I’ve just booked a trip to Dubrovnik later this year so I’ve spent most of this weekend researching things to see and do. I visited Japan in May and loved everything about it, especially the food! However, I’m not great with hot temperatures so I always make sure to travel during the cooler months.

Several members of the team recently visited Milan for a shoot and I’ll admit I was more than a bit jealous!

The best thing you’ve seen online all week?

I am obsessed with anything cat related. This video from cats_of_instagram is particularly cute: click here to take a look!

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