As I am now confidently finding my way around the idea of learning and exploring new skills, I would like to utilise and gain further skills in the future.
What exactly, I am not yet totally sure, however, I am keen to learn and develop useful transferable skills which would enable me to move away from the ‘normal’ 9-5 slug and find something enjoyable to occupy my time whilst engineering a decent income at the same time, which is fun & flexible too.
We were given a slightly simplified business scenario; to develop, expand, and manipulate. Working from a question-sheet we were asked to complete the layout of a profit against cost spread sheet. This required us to alter the variables to in order to arrive at an optimum number of clients, sessions and desired profit level:In accordance with known market rates.
This exercise clearly showed the effectiveness of spread-sheet formula calculations to bring about real-time effects of changes to client numbers and increased overhead costs. Turning ‘what-ifs’ into resultant effects.
In today’s lesson I first created a new Blog titled “Parrot on a Bike” This was shared with everyone at the Bold.org website.
We then worked on Google Sheets studying data from spreadsheets relating to JSA claimants 2014 from all London Boroughs. We then added additional columns and headers, formulas for totals and percentages.
The data was then converted into a bar chart and then edit changes to the text, size, color etc. All work was saved on the Google Drive docs and on the Hard-drive. VERY GOOD LESSON
Today we created a google sheets document and column chart of data recording the percentages of JSA claimants of London boroughs in 2014. We entered formulae to change number totals to percentages and set the data out in A-Z form to make it easier to understand. We also edited text size, font size and text angles on the axis.
We also published a blog post of ‘the Parrot’ image.
Today I started by creating an A5 Flyer promoting the benefits of Employability Club. The Flyer was then posted on the blog to share with everyone at “Bold” I also shared the video I made last week on the blog.
Good morning today has been a challenging yet exciting days work, including a review of last weeks’ video work which we uploaded to the vimeo account, revising the ‘Cloud’ looking at a ‘small businesses strategy’, a walkthrough of making a simple blog post, a walkthrough creating an A5 and Google Doc with the team.
This was a good day. A start, a beginning, a step, something to build on. I learnt what ‘the cloud’ is today. I’ve heard the phrase thrown around by many and had a vague understanding of what it is; now I understand it is as a database. I’ll go and play about with Google Docs when I go home as I already have a Google email account. It was great to see how I can use Google Docs in the future – I didn’t realise that it was that easy. Fantastic.