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We Are Fifteen: Pavan

October 28, 2015

Pavan Samra
Lead Web Developer

About you

After going to university at Leeds Met, getting a 2:1 in Computing & Artificial Intelligence, I went solo travelling for four and a half months to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. I did some amazing things on my travels, such as bungee jumping, skydiving, scuba diving, glacier walking, trekking past Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings, climbing Mount Fuji and camping on the worlds largest sand island.

After travelling I started working at a tour company as their sole developer. I redeveloped all five of their sites from the ground up, and created lots of new internal systems for the business. I decided to move to Fifteen as it has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of multiple types of site and clients.

About your role

My role as Lead Web Developer means I’m responsible for all the development work coming out of Fifteen. As a full stack developer I’m able to assist my team on both sides of the development life cycle. I speak to clients whenever they need to ask some technical questions before we quote, or when we need to be clear on what the end product will be.

I’m still a developer at heart though, so I’m still building websites everyday.

What is your favourite project that you’ve worked on?

I would say IKCA has been my favourite project, although I have another one coming soon that might just beat it, so stay tuned for that!

The Imran Khan Cancer Appeal website was the first big project I had at Fifteen, and I wanted to deliver the best product I could. It tested a lot of my front and backend developer skills and I’m proud of the end result.

What have you learnt at Fifteen?

I’ve learnt that we always go the extra mile on a job, whether it’s a small bit of extra styling or a large piece of functionality, if we think it’s a benefit to the client, we’ll do it.

What is rewarding about working at Fifteen?

Being able to work on so many different projects and clients has given me the room to grow as a developer. I also get to try out new technologies that I may not have been given the chance to use somewhere else.

Looking for award winning web development? Get in touch with Pavan today.




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