Remon Miah was introduced to the Camden Alive project after being interviewed by the street artist Mohammed Ali for his work 'A Few Pounds In My Pocket', the mural that became the first live AR experience in the Camden People's Museum. Mohammed asked Remon to be his intern for the duration of the project, and was impressed by the young man's enthusiasm and drive. When it was suggested that Remon join Arcade for a placement, we jumped at the chance!
As he is coming to end of his time with us, we asked Remon to tell us a bit about himself, his experience at Arcade and his plans for the future.
"I am currently studying Business Level 3 and I am interested in furthering my career within the finance sector. I've always had a keen interest within the technology world but never took any actions to learn more about it, so when the opportunity came to join Arcade for work experience I took it as my gateway to the technology world.
I first heard about Arcade during my internship with Bloomsbury festival as they developed an app for the festival. I was amazed about how everything worked in the Camden People's Museum app and how the AR came to life. Since then I looked at some of the other work that Arcade has done and everything I saw was unbelievable, working with companies such as The Roald Dahl Museum and Sea Life.
On my first day Alex asked me what I wanted to do, which allowed me to do what I felt was beneficial and explore what would help me gain and develop useful skills. When he introduced me to coding I was really excited to learn more about it. During my time here I learnt the basics of coding with particular help from Arcade developer James Harvey; I never thought of myself being able to do even simple coding especially since I have no background in computer science but it goes to show that anything is possible when you have great people surrounding you.
Sitting beside Alex taught me a lot about what he does and what everyone else does within the company and it's astonishing to see how everyone's role brings everything together. He taught me how to apply my knowledge of the business world to the world of AR and technology. As well as coding, I was also asked to help the team prepare for a number of client meetings, by doing some research into the retail and skincare industries.
Throughout my time here I have learnt to be more confident in where I can apply my skills and knowledge, leant more about the augmented reality world and how AR is developed and also I have enjoyed my time to the fullest. It will be an experience I will never forget.
My plans for the future are to study finance and and learn more about AR as well as VR, this work experience has helped me focus my goals and helped me decide about what I want to do in the future.
Thank you to the whole of the Arcade team and best of luck with everything."
Arcade is offering two further work experience placements via Camden Alive. If you are a Camden resident, aged 18 or over, with an interest in digital technologies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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