My name is Esseline and I am 22 years old, I’ve lived in Leiden for the past three years and can confidently say that I find it to be one of the best and prettiest cities in the Netherlands. My family is predominantly Dutch, but I have some strong Scandinavian and Finnish roots and I have family living throughout Europe. Someday I wish to learn Finnish because of my Finnish grandmother, and because I want to learn at least one other language. However, I am actually very bad at languages so it will probably be some time before I am moderately okay (which is surprising as I’ve studied another language, but until now only English and Dutch have been nice to me).
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|Prior Knowledge||I have no previous experience with any ICT related topic. I only have experience in reading manuscripts, the history of the book, and the history of the printing press through my BA in English. However, I had planned to go to a beginners class of coding in Bath, but due to COVID I had to return to the Netherlands and I missed the class, so in another universe I already could have had some basic coding and technical skills.|
|Expectations||I expect to gain good skills in coding and more knowledge of the history of the book and of the current state of the printing business. I hope that the experiences and courses this MA offers will help find me a future career path.|