As part of our ‘Meet the team’ series, we’re chatting to key members of the Eukleia family each month so you can get to know them better. Today we’re speaking to Jon Sutton, Technical Manager in Eukleia’s London office.
What does your role as Technical Manager at Eukleia entail?
I head up a fantastic group of developers. As a team, we are hands-on with the code that powers our elearning courses.
Our day-to-day work varies a lot, we could be: adapting our generic courses, creating new custom elearning, developing new stranding solutions, improving accessibility or creating solutions for a specific LMS – we’re involved in all of it.
I also get to work with many others in the wider Eukleia team, from Project Managers to Learning Consultants. I help ensure we deliver the best training we possibly can.
Which part of working at Eukleia do you love most?
It’s possibly a cliche, but I love working with the team here. We have loads of really talented people who are a pleasure to work with.
On a personal note, I have a background in research & development, so I love dreaming up new ideas, building technical prototypes or collaborating to plan our next generation of elearning.
I’m probably happiest working on a problem that initially seems impossible.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I’m a father of identical twin girls, who are now 6 years old. Helping to get them and their mum home from the hospital after they were born a month prematurely is by far the most challenging and amazing thing I’ve ever done.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
Not sleeping through the whole night for pretty much two years (see above: twins).
What are the three things you can’t work without?
- The people here
- A large coffee (see above: twins)
- A whiteboard for solving complicated problems
What subject could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
To be honest, I’m not often lost for words, so there are a few I could choose from: 80’s films, British TV comedy shows – but I’d probably go for football. I think the real trouble would be stopping after 30 minutes… what if I’d only just got started on the intricacies of the sweeper system?!