Work experience with my Dad, by Erica
Today I went to do work experience with my Dad. You know him as Steve Borwell-Fox. Some people call him Steve Borwell, which makes me giggle.
I had loads of jobs to do! Next I was given a cup of tea, so that was ok. Vicky made it for me, it was lovely!
I followed a ‘Test Specification’ for one of the new borwell customers. It was really fun. I had to use the software and follow the test instructions really carefully – all 15 pages of it! I even had to put in wrong usernames and passwords to check that there were no unintended vulnerabilities. Luckily we had learned this in year 2 so I was familiar with attack vectors and SQL injectable web forms. I just humoured Dad and made out that it was ‘all new to me’.
Some things failed and I put an ‘X’ in the box. I hope Stuart wouldn’t be upset. Most tests passed though, and I like the purple and pink colours that this web application uses.
After I finished testing we had lunch. Vicky had soup, Simon had sandwiches. Three of the team had fish and chips. Yummy! Dad had packed me a rice crispy square, I love these.
Stuart then updated the software and it all needs testing again!
No more testing for me, so I watched the Deloitte Video on Cyber Security. It was really scary.
Dad is proud of me because I don’t tell anyone my password for our PC, and I even have a password on my bedroom. I change the password once per month to keep my brother out, or anyone else from guessing it. Just because I’m only 8 doesn’t mean I don’t have a key management policy!
I hope I’m getting paid for today although Dad hasn’t mentioned it. Dad was impressed with my spelling and typing too.
I’m now off to the MHSP for a coffee and a cake. I can see that running a small business is really hard work, but the carrot cake could entice me into a career in IT.