About Me

Hi, Iโ€™m Kim ๐Ÿ˜Š

A picture of Kim smiling in front of a brick wall

Iโ€™m a Software Engineer and Positive Psychology & Mindset Coach-in-training and I’m creating Curiously Code which is a skills and mindset coaching platform and community for early careers and professionals from underprivileged backgrounds to upskill, grow personally and professionally and connect with people and opportunities in the technology industry.

The main mission and vision of Curiously Code is to break down the barriers of social mobility in the technology industry to create a more accessible technology industry, inclusive of all people regardless of their backgrounds.

๐Ÿค– https://www.curiouslycode.com/ ๐Ÿค–

๐Ÿ’ฌ More About Me ๐Ÿ’ฌ

I am also a Software Engineer at Butternut Box ๐Ÿถ. By day ๐ŸŒ‡, I build software with Ruby code ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปand all that jazz. I also love building things with the C# programming language and learning about the application of Machine Learning & AI for positive environmental and social impact.

As a Tech Content & Workshop Creator & Mentor, I help people engage with technology in fun and practical ways, whether theyโ€™re just starting out or looking to improve their skills at any stage of their careers. I am passionate about creating things for tech education and love sharing my experiences with the community to encourage others to learn and grow in their technical skills and confidence.

Since my career switch into tech, I have had exposure to C#, Ruby, Java and Python, as well as DevOps and cloud technologies on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Iโ€™m also a former Code First Girls Volunteer Python Instructor where I taught the 8-week Introduction to Python Programming courses. I have also created and delivered programmes on Software Engineering Fundamentals and Backend Engineering for Java and created materials for a C# programme during my time as a Tech Coach at Tech Returners. Nowadays, youโ€™ll see me create fun stuff for Curiously Code, take part in Tech Skills Workshops, where my friends and I run free workshops for the community or hanging around at Codebar.

By night ๐ŸŒƒ and on the weekends, you can find me doing all sorts of outdoor activities ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ„๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, or something random like playing video games ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽฎ and doing some Instax photography ๐Ÿ“ท !

๐Ÿถ Software Engineer
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Writes Ruby and C# code
๐Ÿ’œ Creator of Curiously Code
๐Ÿต Positive Psychology & Mindset Coach in Training
๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ„๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Outdoor activities
๐Ÿ“ธ Instax Photography
๐ŸŽฎ Video gamer

โญ 2022 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards Winner – Software Engineer of the Year Category

I was selected as the category winner for the Software Engineer of the Year award at the 12th annual FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards hosted in London, UK. The award category was sponsored by NatWest Group. The winners spanned diverse backgrounds from academia, enterprise, and financial services, from talented students through to high-performing entrepreneurs and CTOs.

โญ 2021 and 2020 Women in Software Power List Winner

I am recently featured in the 2021 and 2020 Women in Software Power List, which recognises the top rising stars in the tech industry. Presented by a partnership between Makers, ComputerWeekly, Google for Startups and Level39.

โญ 2020 TechWomen100 Award Winner

I am featured in the TechWomen100 list which is WeAreTechWomenโ€™s annual recognition programme highlighting the achievements of women in technology below senior management level. The award showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector.

โญ 2020 WorldSkillsUK Diversity & Inclusion Role Model Nomination

The Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards honour, celebrate, and shine a light on individuals and organisations who are going above and beyond, championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations and the wider technical education sector.