Tony McDonald

Computing & IT

INTRODUCTION


About me

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Hi, my name is Tony McDonald and I love science, coding, analysing data, wildlife, gardening and i am also a very spiritual and family orientated man. I currently study Computing and IT (Q62) at the Open University and im due to finish in 2021. If you have any questions, you can find me at any of my social media accounts or even email me from the contact page. You can also download my CV from the link below.

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MY DEGREE


BSc (Honours) Computing and IT

University: The Open University
Started: October 2014
Ends: October 2021

I like organising and analysing and I love science and computing. However, I am not so much a cog in the machine, but rather someone who can analyse the machine, find the problem, and fix it by replacing a cog, building a new cog or making an interface for an older cog to work with a newer cog. Sometimes this involves analysing copious amounts of data. For a full breakdown of my degree check out the menu bar at the top

IN MY SPARE TIME


Gardening

I like to spend some time in the garden with the flowers and the wildlife. Gardening is a great way of ubwinding and can bring a great sence of joy. The local wild life adds to the fun. For instance, I could watch the bees buzzing around the flowers gathering polen for hours.

My Garden

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Since I began to really show an interest in the garden, I have learned about different flowers and what types of soil they like. For instance, lemon balm grows in any soil and in part shade.

I also learned that lavender and sunflowers draw in the bumblebees and butterflies. There are three types of bumblebees: honeybees, garden bees and white tails. Bees, however, are not the only wildlife in the garden: cats, hedgehogs and birds all enjoy my garden too.

Volunteering

I volunteer to gain experience of working with people, raising money for a worthwhile cause and to give me a change from programing and analysing data. If i staid in all the time, it would drive me mad.

Me volunteering

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Through volunteering i have gained more experience of working with the general public. Furthermore, I have gain experience in areas previously unknown to me. I have volunteered at Cancer and the British Heart Foundation. Naturally, the organising and meeting customers appeals to me.

Church

For the last twenty years or so I have visited many different churches all mainly Baptist and Free Churches. Recently, I have been attending Christ Church, a Methodist Church, in my local area.

Christ Church

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I went to an Anglican school as a child and then to a secular secondary school. Later, in my mid-twenties I was baptised by a pastor named Richard Underwood in Soham Baptist Church. I have spent a lot of time with Baptists and Salvationists in resent years

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Who is considered to be the "inventor of the internet"?

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