Team Member Q&A - Luke Garnham - Unity Online

3 November 2021

This week, our Q&A is with Luke Garnham who joined Unity as a Web Developer in June. Luke graduated with a degree in Maths from the University of Essex in 2011 and then spent two years working for a student exchange organisation where he recruited and vetted host families and organised several trips for students. “Prior to joining Unity Online, I spent eight years in the energy industry working for a consultancy as an Account Manager and Data & Regulatory Analyst. Here I gained my first experience of coding using VBA to automate repetitive and time-consuming data tasks which sparked an interest to learn more. I recently completed an online Diploma in Software Development and have started putting my new skills into practice with Unity Online”

What initially attracted you to work for Unity Online?

The rate of growth in a relatively short space of time and how robustly the business got through the pandemic were big positives for me. It was a great opportunity for me to continue developing my new skills and work for an exciting company alongside industry experts.

What are three things you’d love to learn this year?

I’ve started learning about WooCommerce and I’m looking forward to really getting to grips with it. After that, I’d really like to learn Shopify and improve my knowledge of SQL.

What is the best career lesson you’ve learnt so far?

It’s good to continually challenge yourself – it’s never too late to learn something new!

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

A chicken heart

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

There are so many things I’d love to buy and do…. probably a Range Rover which I’d drive straight to the airport before jetting off somewhere for a luxury holiday

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My favourite food is Indian so it would have to be a curry

Do you have a favourite quote?

It’s not a quote but I love the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Sir Bobby Robson. He’s admired not just for what he achieved in football but also for his charisma and the way he treated others. He oversaw the most successful period in Ipswich Town’s history and as a lifelong fan, I’d love to hear all the stories of our glory days!

What music is on your phone?

I like a mixture of music but I love guitar music. My favourite band is Oasis.

What three traits define you?

Loyal, honest, ongoing

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